Postcolonial African Cities: Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book offers a range of scholarly interpretations of the new forms of urbanity in contemporary African cities, engaging with issues including colonial legacies, postcolonial intersections, cosmopolitan spaces, urban reconfigurations, and migration. It covers cities as diverse as Dar Es Salaam, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Kinshasa.

Table of Contents

Imperial Legacies and Post-Colonial Predicament: An Introduction
Metropolitanism, Capital and Patrimony: Theorizing the Postcolonial West African City
Casting a Long Shadow: Colonial Categories, Cultural Identities, and Cosmopolitan Spaces in Globalizing Africa
Viewing Post-Colonial Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Through Civic Spaces: A Question of Class
Transforming urban landscapes: Soccer fields as sites of urban sociability in the agglomeration of Dakar
Narrating The African City From The Diaspora: Lagos As A Trope In Ben Okri and Chika Unigwe's Short Stories
The City Beyond the Border: The Urban Worlds Of Duiker, Mpe & Vera
Governing the city? South Africa's struggle to deal with urban immigrants after apartheid
Cinema and The Edgy City: Johannesburg, Carjacking, And The Postmetropolis
Visual Fragments of Kinshasa
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