Understanding benefactor and beneficiary: protest stories in Nakivale Camp.
Byrne, M. M.
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I will begin with a brief narrative of the protest and a discussion of my approach; more detailed explication of the claims advanced by refugees and officials in the protests will follow. This explication will highlight the words of those who, in effect, asked the question, "'Who profits from whom in this camp?" The exploration of this question will involve the story of another protest in Nakivale Camp, initiated from within the Somali zone. I will then situate the analysis within the trajectory of current work on the relationship between the global south and north. This analysis will conclude with a discussion of three themes from the protest stories: the role of coping mechanisms" and refugee ingenuity, the ambiguous status accorded to educated refugees and the rhetoric of “equality”.