African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and by Professor Garth Myers

By Professor Garth Myers

during this groundbreaking ebook, Garth Myers makes use of African city techniques and studies to talk again to theoretical and functional issues. 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 reviews 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 which could get it wrong with urbanism in a lot of the mainstream or even serious city literature. Myers as a substitute encourages African stories and concrete stories students internationally to have interaction with the vibrancy and complexity of African towns with clean eyes.

Touching on a various diversity of towns throughout Africa - from Zanzibar to Nairobi, Cape city to Mogadishu, Kinshasa to Dakar - the ebook makes use of the author's personal study and a detailed interpreting of works via different students, writers and artists to assist light up what's occurring in and around the region's cities.

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