Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Arts (MA)
Immigration and Settlement Studies
This paper argues the possession of formal education is essential for successful settlement in a western country. Using the Somali Bantu resettlement experience as a case study, this paper highlights the extent to which a lack of basic information can hamper a smooth transition into a western community. It is contended that a long history of social exclusion and intentional discrimination and abuse of the Somali Bantu resulted in their state of illiteracy and or lack of pre-literacy skills, which made their resettlement experience that much more difficult than usual. I will seek to support my argument by use of narrations and case studies obtained from refugee supporting agencies and settlement providing organization reports and the media.
Kukubo, Khwaka Daria, "Resettling minority groups : the case of the Somali Bantu" (2009). Theses and dissertations. Paper 525.