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As African societies come to dwell progressively more in towns, they achieve this in ways in which problem winning theories and types of city improvement in geography, sociology, anthropology, and making plans. during this groundbreaking booklet, Myers makes use of African city strategies and reviews to talk again to theoretical and useful matters. It argues for a re-visioning - a seeing back, and a revising - of ways towns in Africa are mentioned and written approximately in either city stories and African studies.

Cities in Africa are nonetheless both overlooked - 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 severe city literature. Myers in its place encourages African reports and concrete experiences students internationally to have interaction with the vibrancy and complexity of African towns with clean eyes. referring to a various diversity of towns throughout Africa - from Zanzibar to Nairobi, Cape city to Mogadishu, Kinshasa to Dakar - the booklet makes use of the author's personal study and a detailed analyzing of works through different students, writers and artists to assist remove darkness from what's taking place in and around the region's cities.

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