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Darkness before Daybreak – African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today - California Scholarship Online
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Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht


This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that illuminates the nature of high-risk migration around the world, the book reveals the challenges and experiences of these international migrants who, like countless others, are often in the news but are rarely understood. The book tells how these men live on the fringes of society in Naples, what the often deadly journey across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea involved, and what their lives in the fi ... More

Keywords: fishermen, Ghana, migration, international migrants, Naples, Sahara Desert, Mediterranean Sea, fishing village, economic refugees

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520270718
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Lucht, author
University of Copenhagen

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