BBC Thinking Allowed / British Sociological Association award for Ethnography

Congratulations to the Department of African Studies and Anthropology's Dr Maxim Bolt, winner of the 2016 BBC Thinking Allowed / British Sociological Association award for Ethnography with his book "Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms, the roots of independence".

Thinking Allowed in association with the British Sociological Association announces the annual award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography: the in-depth analysis of the everyday life of a culture or sub-culture. 

Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms, the roots of independence, explores uncertaintity in a post-apartheid South Africa. During the Zimbabwean crisis, millions crossed through the apartheid-era border fence, searching for work as farm labourers. Maxim Bolt explores an overlooked story of migration at the intersection of the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa.