African migrants are returning from China and telling their compatriots not to go. Quartz Magazine (Lily Kuo). July 1, 2016.
Le cauchemar des Gambiens de Canton. Le Monde Afrique. (Sébastien Le Belzic). July 19, 2016.
Why Gambian migrants are giving up on their “China Dream”. China in Africa Podast (Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden). August 7, 2016
Gambian migrants leave China.BBC World Service (Karen Chan). July 4, 2016. (link forthcoming).
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Other newspaper articles Gambians taking “the backway” to Europe
Taking the back way out. The Gambia to Italy. IRIN News, October 8, 2015
My ‘back way’ story: “I saw dead bodies and would-be migrants with broken legs and arms”. What’s On Gambia, Novermber 29, 2014
Back way to Europe – is it a risk worth taking? The Point, October 23, 2014
Academic literature on migration from the Senegambia
Babou, Cheikh Anta. (2008). Migration and Cultural Change: Money, ‘Caste,’ Gender, and Social Status among Senegalese Female Hair Braiders in the United States. Africa Today 55 (2): 3–22.
Hernández Carretero, María & Jørgen Carling (2012) Beyond “Kamikaze Migrants”: Risk Taking in West African Boat Migration to Europe, Human Organization 71(4): 407–416.
l’Étude Scientifique de la Population. XXVe Congrès International de la Population, Tours,
France, 18–25 July 2005.
Nyanzi, Stella, Ousman Rosenberg‐Jallow, Ousman Bah, and Susan Nyanzi. 2005. Bumsters, big black organs and old white gold: Embodied racial myths in sexual relationships of Gambian beach boys. Culture, Health & Sexuality 7 (6):557-569.
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