To be published in 2019
Migrant Journeymen examines the historical and present-day imprint of Anglo-Afghan relations, war, and transnational migration in the lives of Afghan Pashtun migrants in Britain. Given the topical importance of war in Afghanistan during this moment of the ‘global war on terror’, of Afghan refugee migration across the globe, and that for almost four decades Afghans have been the world’s largest refugee population, this first full-scale ethnography of Afghan refugee migration to Britain is highly timely. The book’s core interlocutors originate from South-East Afghanistan, and they have families living as refugees in Peshawar. Correspondingly, given Pakistan is the largest host country for Afghan refugees, the book also brings the political territory of Afghanistan firmly into the fold of South Asia. Thereby it also extends the fold of South Asia to a new trans-global perspective on ways its present-day politics interweave with Britain’s legacies of empire, war, and movement.
Britain and Pakistan
Dr Khan, Nichola
National University of Singapore (Asia Research Institute)- Visiting Associate Fellowship (Nov 2017-Jan 2018)