By Iman Hashim,Doctor Dorte Thorsen

baby Migration in Africa explores the mobility of kids with no their mom and dad inside West Africa. Drawing at the stories of youngsters from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, the e-book presents wealthy fabric at the situations of kid's voluntary migration and their reports of it. Their debts problem the normative beliefs of what a 'good' youth is, which frequently underlie public debates approximately kid's migration, schooling and paintings in constructing countries.

The comparative examine of Burkina Faso and Ghana highlights that social networks function in ways in which should be either allowing and constraining for younger migrants, as can cultural perspectives on age- and gender-appropriate behaviour. The publication questions simply made assumptions concerning kid's stories whilst migrating independently in their mom and dad and contributes to analytical and cross-cultural understandings of childhood.

Part of the groundbreaking Africa Now sequence, baby Migration in Africa is a vital and well timed contribution to an under-researched area.

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