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Migration Stories (originally Migr’histoire in French) is a new podcast from the International Organisation for Migration exploring the imaginary concepts behind migration through storytelling.

What does it take for young people to leave their home? To leave everything and everyone they know to move to another country and start again. Over the last years, many young Africans have chosen this – often perilous – path. While economic drivers such as poverty, underdevelopment, and lack of jobs are usually mentioned as push factors, other motivations play a role.

In Migration Stories, Marianne Dioh explores these motivations – which are often located at the imaginary level – through storytelling and the real-life experience of our guests. Each in their own way, our guests transformed their personal migration story into an engagement towards young people living in West and Central Africa today.

Listen and subscribe to Migration Stories on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Relocating paradise by the power of the imagery

The first episode of Migration Stories explores the imaginary world of hope and expectations which is an essential part of understanding migration. Your guide on this journey is Alibeta, a troubadour and an artist of multiple talents…

Football and the illustration of the quick route to sucess

In this second episode, we’re talking about football (soccer). Our guest Insa Diagne left his hometown in the north of Senegal in the eighties to play professionally in Flanders, Belgium…

Nomadic photography and cultural cohesion

Pictures are all around us. On our phones, social media, billboards, laptop screens. They define the way we see the other. Or they help us imagine how our loved ones in places far away, experience daily life…

Action on courts speak louder than words

In 2019, the NBA set foot on African ground, determined to start the first Basketball League outside of the American continent. That’s how Jean Luc Agboyibo came to Dakar, Senegal, as one of the driving forces behind the development of the BAL (Basketball Africa League)…

3052km to self-development and your own El Dorado

The difference between development and self-development (autoréalisation in French) is that the former includes copy-pasting known formulas and ingredients, whereas the latter completely starts from scratch…

“The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these podcasts belong solely to the speaker, and not reflect the view of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), its partners or donors. This podcast is protected under creative commons and can be used by third parties under certain conditions. For more information, contact [email protected].”
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