Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Postcolonial African Cities by Dr. Fassil Demissie

The book focuses on contemporary African cities, caught in the contradiction of an imperial past and postcolonial present. The essays explore the cultural role of colonial architecture and urbanism in the production of meanings: in the inscription of power and discipline, as well as in the dynamic construction of identities. It is in these new dense urban spaces, with all their contradictions, that urban Africans are reworking their local identities, building families, and creating autonomous communities - made fragile by neo-liberal states in a globalizing world. The book offers a range of scholarly interpretations of the new forms of urbanity. It engages with issues, themes and topics including colonial legacies, postcolonial intersections, cosmopolitan spaces, urban reconfigurations, and migration which are at the heart of the continuing debate about the trajectory of contemporary African cities. The collection discusses contemporary African cities as diverse as Dar Es Salaam, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Kinshasa - offering new insights into the current state of postcolonial African cities. This was previously published as a special issue of African Identities.

Buy Postcolonial African Cities by Dr. Fassil Demissie from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415454483
ISBN-10: 0415454484
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 156
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Postcolonial African Cities by Dr. Fassil Demissie

Book Reviews - Postcolonial African Cities by Dr. Fassil Demissie

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Postcolonial African Cities book by Dr. Fassil Demissie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Dr. Fassil Demissie

Fassil Demissie is Associate Professor, DePaul University, USA. He is the editor of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, and on the editorial board of African Identities: A Journal of Economics, Culture and Society (both published by Routledge). He recently edited Postcolonial African Cities.

Books By Dr. Fassil Demissie

Ethiopians in an Age of Migration by Dr. Fassil Demissie
Hardback, February 2017
$189.00
African Diaspora in Brazil by Dr. Fassil Demissie
Paperback, July 2015
$61.19
Land Grabbing in Africa by Dr. Fassil Demissie
Hardback, January 2015
$198.90
Africans on the Move by Dr. Fassil Demissie
Hardback, December 2014
$198.90