NWU academic writes about experiences of African migrants in European countries

North-West University (NWU) academic and a research professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the campus in Mahikeng, Prof Erhabor Idemudia, has co-authored a book with Prof Klaus Boehnke from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

The book titled Psychosocial Experiences of African Migrants in Six European Countries: A Mixed Method Study was published by Springer Nature in Europe.

It is an empirical narrative of the psychological and social experiences of 3 500 African migrants who migrated to six European Union countries namely Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom.

“The book, details the motivations for migrations, who is migrating and to where, as well as pre- and postmigration stressful factors affecting the social and psychological wellbeing of a migrant’s mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS),” says Prof Idemudia.  

He says the book, which will be released later this year, is unique as it raises and answers questions of pre- and postmigration problems of African youths migrating to Europe. The book also addresses issues at stake during the perilous journey and ways of solving these problems. 

“The study is a must read for anyone interested in global peace, migration studies, social sciences, and the psychology of African migrants,” adds Prof Idemudia.

The NWU’s Prof Erhabor Idemudia has co-authored a book with Prof Klaus Boehnke from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

 

Submitted by BELINDA BANTHAM on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:17