‘Our Lives are Shaking’: Danish anthropologist presents collection of documentary poems by African migrants

Anthropologist Hans Lucht spent many years doing fieldwork and interviewing migrants in Ghana, Niger, Libya, Italy and Greece, during which he collected voices and stories for a separate creative project. Last week, he released the result: a collection of documentary poetry titled ‘Vores Liv Ryster’ (‘Our Lives are Shaking’).

A picture on the cover of ‘Vores Liv Ryster’, Athens, 2011. Photo: Hans Lucht.

It has been more than 20 years since anthropologist Hans Lucht set foot in Ghana for the first time. In 2002, as a young and curious researcher from Denmark, he went to a small coastal village called Senya Beraku to research canoe fishing.  During his fieldwork, he discovered that fishing in West Africa was collapsing. […]


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