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Henrietta Nyamnjoh

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Henrietta Nyamnjoh is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. She holds an MPhil degree in African Studies/Development Studies and a PhD both from Leiden University. Her research focus is on migration and mobility, transnational studies and migrants and urban transformation/appropriation. She recently completed a study on the use of Information and Communication Technologies amongst mobile Cameroonian migrants in South Africa, The Netherlands and Cameroon. The study (Bridging Mobilities: ICTs appropriation by Cameroonians in South Africa and The Netherlands) seeks to understand migrants’ appropriation of the new Information and Communication Technologies to link home and host country and the wider migrant community. She is currently working on transnational families and emotions amongst Cameroonians in Cape Town and families in the home country.

 

In addition to the above research interests, Henrietta is also interested in understanding religion in the context of migration and migrants’ experiences of seeking health care in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

 

Her publications include:

 

Books

  • “We Get Nothing from Fishing” Fishing for Boat Opportunities Amongst Senegalese Fisher Migrants (2010), Bamenda/Leiden: Langaa RPCIG/African Studies Centre. (ISBN: 978-9956616312). 232 pages
  • Bridging Mobilities: ICTs Appropriation by Cameroonians in South Africa and The Netherlands (2014), Bamenda/Leiden: Langaa RPCIG/African Studies Centre (ISBN: 978-9956791514). 318 pages

 

Peer reviewed Book Chapters & Journal Articles

  • Nyamnjoh, H. 2016. Belonging away from Home: Building Community and Virtual Intimacies amongst Frontier Pinyin Migrants in Cape Town and Cameroon. In Nyamnjoh, F. and I. Brudvig, eds. Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa: Comparative perspective. Cape Town and Dakar: HSRC and CODESRIA, pp. 138-151.

 

  • Nyamnjoh, H. M (2014). Intimate Ethnographic Encounters in a Mobile Community: Expressing the Notion of Belonging through ‘Life Crisis’ Performances amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 29(1):133-156.

 

  • ‘Penetrating the Unseen’: The Role of Religion and Spiritual Practices in the Senegalese Boat Migration Process (2014). In A. Adogame, ed. Imagining the Religious ‘Other’: The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora. London: Ashgate, pp. 191-214.

 

  • Nyamnjoh, H. M 2014. Intimate Ethnographic Encounters in a Mobile Community: Expressing the Notion of Belonging through ‘Life Crisis’ Performances amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 29(1):133-156.

 

  • Information and Communication Technology and its impact on Transnational Migration: the case of Senegalese Boat Migrants (2013). In De Bruijn, M., I. Brinkman, & F. Nyamnjoh, eds. Side @ Ways: Mobile Margins and the Dynamics in Africa. Bamenda/Leiden, Langaa RPCIG/African Studies Centre, 159-177

 

  • (With Michael Rowlands), (2013). “Do you eat achu here?” Nurturing as a way of life in a Cameroon Diaspora, Critical African Studies 5(3): 140-152.

 

  • Nyamnjoh, H. (Forthcoming). ‘Navigating ‘ngunda’/‘adoro’ and negotiating economic uncertainty amongst Mobile Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town (South Africa)’. Critical African Studies.

 

  • Nyamnjoh, H. (Forthcoming). ‘Belonging away from home: Building community and virtual intimacies amongst Pinyin migrants in Cape Town and Cameroon’. In F. Nyamnjoh and I. Brudvig eds. ICTs, Mobility and the Reconfiguration of Marginality in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press.