This chapter focuses on the everyday life experiences of African asylum seekers and refugees on the island of Ireland in order to consider the different notions of belonging, ‘racisms’ (Garner 2010) and integration at play on the island. Key to our thinking herein is the fact that asylum seekers and refugees’ experiences in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are differently fashioned through two distinct immigration systems, as well as two distinct national, historical and socio-economic contexts (Murphy and Vieten 2017). While both parts of the island share much in terms of historical experience, there is little doubt that Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have come to be differently shaped.
|Title of host publication||Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands|
|Editors||Bryan Fanning, Lucy Michael|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland