Globalisation has produced a new world that has increased the number of nation-states in the global political system and altered the porous borders between them. The new world has created a space for millions of migrants (Davidson 2007). The global migrant of today is described as ‘in between’ or ‘in transition’ (Davidson 2007, 22). Migration is likened to the airport transit lounge, but with about 10% of travellers leaving their country of origin permanently. However, if they are refugees, they do not know where the forces of globalisation will cast them in their pursuit for survival. Thus, they become members of the mobile workforce, with either many places to reside or none (Davidson 2007).

In those many places, the meaning and ...

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