Book reviews

Laurent Lardeux, Retours d’exil. Ethnographie des rapatriements de réfugiés en Afrique central [Returns from exile: an ethnographic study of refugee repatriation in Central Africa] Paris, EHESS, Cas de figure, 2015, 256 p.

Alain Blum  By the same author


A stimulating book, this “ethnographic study of refugee repatriation in Central Africa” – or rather of refugee mobility and settlement in places of refuge, followed by resettlement in similar places in the country of departure. Lardeux not only traces the itineraries of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Congo-Brazaville and Central Africa, then back to the DRC; he attaches (…)