In pursuit of dreams: migration and toxic masculinity in beyond the horizon
Keywords:Beyond the Horizon, exploitation, masculinity, migration, mobility, toxic masculinity
This paper explores masculinity and migration, analyzing the complex processes of sustaining manhood in a different
environment in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon. The paper argues that the fraught nature of the migrant experience
contributes to the creation of toxic masculinities and the perpetuation of gender-based exploitation of the female. Migration then creates new opportunities for male exploitative behaviour which is detrimental to the male himself.