Rifugiati congolesi in Sudafrica: fra mutuo aiuto e rivendicazioni identitarie


  • Stefano Allovio Dipartimento di Filosofia “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi di Milano

Parole chiave:

Congo, diaspora, mutual aid associations, Migration


At the end of the last century, post-apartheid South Africa opens up to the world and international law on political asylum. At the same time, Mobutu's Zaire collapses. This historical conjuncture is at the origin of a major migration flow of Congolese to southern Africa that has marked the last decades. The essay focuses on the community of Congolese in Cape Town showing their great creativity in establishing mutual aid associations. Some of these associations are geared toward imagining and achieving, at least in the diaspora, that unity of the Congo that remains a utopia in the homeland.

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Come citare

Allovio, S. (2023). Rifugiati congolesi in Sudafrica: fra mutuo aiuto e rivendicazioni identitarie. EtnoAntropologia, 10(2), 4–18. Recuperato da https://rivisteclueb.it/index.php/etnoantropologia/article/view/rifugiati-congolesi-in-sudafrica