Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu (2014)

 Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu is a collaborative project that documents – through interviews, photographs and video recordings – daily life in Mayfair, a suburb of central Johannesburg and a major hub for Somali migrants.

The neighbourhood has transformed into a “little Mogadishu” where Somali migrants, as urban refugees, renegotiate their cultural practices in a foreign, metropolitan context. Here spaces and customs that were left behind are recreated in the daily life of the neighbourhood where collective stories of migration and survival interweave with the individual desires and hopes of seeking a better life outside a country shattered by decades of internal conflict.

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