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The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague

Written by Abdoulaye BahTranslated by Lova Rakotomalala On 21 March 2014 @ 15:48 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Czech Republic, Development, Economics & Business, French, International Relations, Labor, Law, Migration & Immigration, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe

Chadian blogger Réndodjo Em-A Moundona [1] [fr] writes about the daily lives of African immigrants in Prague [2] [fr] : 

Une petite discussion avec ces Africains suffit pour se rendre à l´évidence que la communauté n´est ni menacée, ni totalement intégrée. Comme fille africaine, il est quasi impossible de trouver un travail conséquent [..] En général, les Tchèques sont un peuple renfermé, ils sont cependant gentils et tolérants. «Il n’y a absolument aucun problème à être noir à Prague, personne ne vous fera de remarque, ce serait un comble!» garantit un des matelots originaire de la Côte d´Ivoire. Mais cette tolérance n´est pas non plus le gage d´une acceptation totale.

A quick chat with Africans here is all you need to realize that the community here is not under any pressure but it is not  fully integrated either. As an African girl, it is almost impossible to find a real job.[..] In general, the Czechs are reserved but very tolerant. A sailor from from Côte d'Ivoire affirms that “There is absolutely no issue with blacks in Prague, nobody will say anything untowards to you, to the contrary!”. Yet, this tolerance is in no way a guarantee that one will be fully integrated in the society. 

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[1] Réndodjo Em-A Moundona: http://rendodjo.mondoblog.org/

[2] daily lives of African immigrants in Prague: http://rendodjo.mondoblog.org/2014/03/21/prague-ses-africains/

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