‘They did not allow me to enter the place I was heading to’: being ‘stuck-in-place’ and transit emplacement in Nigerian migrations to China

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May 4, 2022


Kudus Adebayo


This article unpacks concepts of stuckness and social navigation to understand how African migrants become stuck-in-place and experience stuckness in China and uses the stories of four Nigerians in Guangzhou City. The author identifies two types of stuckness experienced by Africans in Guangzhou- spatial and identity- and the ways in which they come to terms and cope in numerous ways.



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