Of the millions of civilians displaced during the Second World War, twenty thousand Polish women and children, after deportation to the Soviet Union and evacuation to Iran, found themselves in refugee camps scattered across British colonial Africa. This thesis examines British colonial policy in relation to refugees and the practice of everyday life in the refugee camps. It demonstrates the crucial role that encampment played in the experience of displacement, and the ways in which the refugees were able to shape their own lives, the women by recreating an imagined Polish past, the children by embracing the African present.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||11 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|
- Embargoed from 19/11/2019 to 19/11/2021. Made publicly available on 19/11/2021.