Payer pour émigrer : les intermédiaires de la migration au Cameroun

Payer pour émigrer : les intermédiaires de la migration au Cameroun

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In anglophone Cameroon, migration brokers are widely admired public figures; however, testimonies of deceptions abound. How do emigration candidates who give money to these professional intermediaries consider the risk of being scammed ? This article aims to conceptualize otherwise the credibility of these professional of migration, based not on the supposed nature of their activity under the law (legal versus illegal), but based on the distinctions between locally dokimen, feymen and big men. From an emic terminology, this article offers a new "powers" evaluation scale of these intermediaries, beyond the notions of fixed and trafficking. Based on fieldwork conducted during fourteen months in anglophone Cameroon between 2007 and 2010, this study illuminates the action of a specialized builder in the "travel consultations."

 

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  • Alpes, Maybritt Jill. "Payer pour émigrer : les intermédiaires de la migration au Cameroun", Autrepart, vol.3, no 6 (2013), p.83-97.