Учиться, чтобы остаться: африканская элита во Франции
There are a lot of Africans who, after graduating from European universities, face a choice: either to return to their countries of origin or stay in Europe (or go to the USA, Canada, Australia). Not infrequently, Africans decide to stay. Having spent sev- eral years in a European country, they no longer find acceptable norms and attitudes prevalent on their continent — in politics, economy, or everyday life. Yet the question remains: why the parents of these African students, having graduated from Europe- an universities in the middle of the 20th century, were willing to come back to Africa, whereas their children consider Europe the only place where they and their offspring can live? What forces young Africans to make such a choice? The author concludes that the years spent in Europe (where they saw a different world), and miserable poli- tics and economy in their countries of origin both determine Africans’ choice.