Bye the beloved country? : South Africans in Britain, 1994-2009

Crawford, R 2011, Bye the beloved country? : South Africans in Britain, 1994-2009, Unisa Press, Africa.


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Collection: Books

Title Bye the beloved country? : South Africans in Britain, 1994-2009
Author(s) Crawford, R
Year 2011
Publisher Unisa Press
Place of publication Africa
Subjects Communication Studies
Globalisation and Culture
Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Migrant Cultural Studies
Summary South Africans have long been present in the United Kingdom. However, since 1994, their numbers in the British Isles and, in particular London, have grown exponentially. Some have even predicted that over a million South Africans now called the UK home. While this number is an exaggeration, it is clear that this group comprises the largest portion of the South African diaspora. Variously labeled as chicken runners, exiles, and emigrants, these South Africans have regularly attracted attention in the South African media, yet there has been no serious study of these South Africans and their story. This book addresses that gap. It asks who these South Africans are, why they are in the UK, and what they were doing there. The answers to these questions not only provide a unique insight into the short history of South Africa's unofficial tenth province, but also what it reveals about the 'Rainbow Nation.' These insights further help to answer the question of whether or not these South Africans will return to South Africa.
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