By Professor Garth Myers

ISBN-10: 1848135084

ISBN-13: 9781848135086

ISBN-10: 1848135092

ISBN-13: 9781848135093

during this groundbreaking publication, Garth Myers makes use of African city ideas and stories to talk again to theoretical and sensible matters. He argues for a re-visioning - a seeing back, and a revising - of the way towns in Africa are mentioned and written approximately in either city reports and African studies.

Cities in Africa are nonetheless both neglected - banished to another, different, lesser classification of not-quite towns - or held up as examples of all that may get it wrong with urbanism in a lot of the mainstream or even serious city literature. Myers as a substitute encourages African experiences and concrete reports students the world over to interact with the vibrancy and complexity of African towns with clean eyes.

Touching on a various variety of towns throughout Africa - from Zanzibar to Nairobi, Cape city to Mogadishu, Kinshasa to Dakar - the publication makes use of the author's personal examine and an in depth studying of works by means of different students, writers and artists to aid remove darkness from what's occurring in and around the region's cities.

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