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dc.contributor.authorPiot, Charles
dc.contributor.editorBatema, Kodjo Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-18 10:08:27
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:13:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:13:16Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1005204
dc.identifierOCN: 1135853919en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24897
dc.description.abstractIn the West African nation of Togo, applying for the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is a national obsession, with hundreds of thousands of Togolese entering each year. From the street frenzy of the lottery sign-up period and the scramble to raise money for the embassy interview to the gamesmanship of those adding spouses and dependents to their dossiers, the application process is complicated, expensive, and unpredictable. In The Fixer Charles Piot follows Kodjo Nicolas Batema, a Togolese visa broker—known as a “fixer”—as he shepherds his clients through the application and interview process. Relaying the experiences of the fixer, his clients, and embassy officials, Piot captures the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game between the embassy and the hopeful Togolese as well as the disappointments and successes of lottery winners in the United States. These detailed and compelling stories uniquely illustrate the desire and savviness of migrants as they work to find what they hope will be a better life.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTheory in Forms
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherdiversity visa lottery
dc.subject.otherTogo
dc.subject.otherWest Africa
dc.subject.othervisa brokers
dc.subject.otherfixers
dc.subject.othermigration
dc.titleThe Fixer
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1215/9781478003427
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDuke University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.dukeupress.edu/
oapen.relation.isbn9781478001911
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages224
oapen.place.publicationDurham, NC
oapen.notes2019-07-18 10:03:59, Funder name: Duke University Libraries/Funding project name: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem/Acronym: TOME


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