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Immigration or Death

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732302
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894611 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0008
Immigration or Death

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This chapter discusses the development consequences of Senegalese emigration in the homeland, including in the religious strongholds of Senegalese Sufi groups. It shows that migrating Senegalese of modest origins—called modou-modous—have acquired respectability as the result of the monies they have made in the West. Their success has contributed to an intensification of the desire among Senegalese in Senegal to migrate, which has, in recent years, reached unprecedented proportions and is causing many to take great risks to leave the country to come to the West.

Keywords: Senegalese immigrants; emigration; Sufi grounds; modou-modous

Chapter.  8407 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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