Researching South-South/South-East migration
Transnational relations of Cameroonian Muslim migrants
This article presents selected findings from an ongoing research project on the transnational relations of Cameroonian Muslim migrants1. It highlights two aspects, namely the asymmetries and complexities of communication between migrants and families left behind, as well as migrant realities in Gabon and the United Arab Emirates.
The project centres on South-South and South-East migration, thus challenging and complementing the focus on South-North migration prevailing in academic and policy-related research. It traces changing patterns and perceptions of mobility, explores migrants’ experiences in «foreign lands» and their reflections about «home», and engages with migration regimes as well as migrants’ responses to regulatory mechanisms.