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Title: The challenges of living here and there : conflicting narratives of intermarriage between Cameroonian migrants and South Africans in Johannesburg
Authors: Pineteh, Ernest Angu 
Keywords: Interracial marriage;Intermarriage;South Africa -- Ethic relations;Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- South Africa
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Source: Pineteh, E.A., 2015. ‘The challenges of living here and there’: conflicting narratives of intermarriage between Cameroonian migrants and South Africans in Johannesburg. African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 8(1): 71-85.
Abstract: The influx of Africans into South Africa poses several challenges to the new democratic government. Today, the new government preoccupies itself not only with finding sustainable solutions for pathologies such as poverty, crime, and social violence but also with formulating succinct laws to regularise and curb the increasing population of Africans in major cities like Johannesburg. These laws have complicated the acquisition of legal documents for foreign Africans to reside in the country permanently. This article examines the dynamics of intermarriage between Cameroonian migrants and locals in Johannesburg, as a strategy for permanent residency in South Africa. It seeks to understand these relationships through the viewpoints of the various actors and how they give meaning to Cameroonian experiences of displacement. It concentrates on the actors' discrepant interpretations and their implications for autochthony, belonging, and transnational identities, as well as for issues of social inclusion and exclusion in the new South Africa.
ISSN: 1752-8631
Appears in Collections:IT - Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

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