The Resource The fixer : visa lottery chronicles, Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema

The fixer : visa lottery chronicles, Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema

Label
The fixer : visa lottery chronicles
Title
The fixer
Title remainder
visa lottery chronicles
Statement of responsibility
Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the West African nation of Togo, applying for the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is a national obsession, with hundreds of thousands of Togolese entering each year. From the street frenzy of the lottery sign-up period and the scramble to raise money for the embassy interview, to the gamesmanship of those adding spouses and dependents to their dossiers, the application process is complicated, expensive, and unpredictable. In 'The Fixer' Charles Piot follows Kodjo Nicolas Batema, a Togolese visa broker-known as a "fixer"-as he shepherds his clients through the application and interview process. Relaying the experiences of the fixer, his clients, and embassy officials, Piot captures the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game between the embassy and the hopeful Togolese, as well as the disappointments and successes of lottery winners in the United States. These detailed and compelling stories uniquely illustrate the desire and savviness of migrants as they work to find what they hope will be a better life
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piot, Charles
Dewey number
304.8/7306681
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT16.5
LC item number
.P49 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Batema, Kodjo Nicolas
Series statement
A theory in forms book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Batema, Kodjo Nicolas
  • African diaspora
  • Togo
  • Visas
  • Togolese
  • Togolese
  • Visas
  • Emigration and immigration law
Label
The fixer : visa lottery chronicles, Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Border practice -- The interview -- Kinship by other means -- Trading futures -- Embassy indiscretions -- Protest -- Prison -- America, here we come -- Lomé 2018
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781478003045
Lccn
2018047216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048941265
  • (OCoLC)on1048941265
Label
The fixer : visa lottery chronicles, Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Border practice -- The interview -- Kinship by other means -- Trading futures -- Embassy indiscretions -- Protest -- Prison -- America, here we come -- Lomé 2018
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781478003045
Lccn
2018047216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048941265
  • (OCoLC)on1048941265

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