African Cities Reader

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IRM de la ville de Douala - Maud de la Chapelle

Urban Sahara from the Sky: How Global Capitalism Fixes the Dunes - Marion Broquère, Armelle Choplin, Simon Nancy & En Haut!

High Class Shanty Towns - Jean Christophe Lanquetin

This Sea Shall Be Uprooted - Jumoke Verissimo, Adolphus Opara

Visions for the National Tear-ter of Nigeria: Four conversations and Seven performative pamphlets -

Seven Performative Pamphlets - Ayodele Arigbabu, Hunter and Gatherer Collective

The Death Metaphor - Jahman Anikulapo

A conversation between Jelili Atiku and Ahmed Yerima -

A conversation between Jude Anogwih and Ayodele Arigbabu -

A conversation between Professor Muyiwa Falaiye and Mudi Yahaya -

Reluctantly Loud: Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation - Koni Benson, Faeza Meyer

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard: A Story About Cape Town’s Tanzanian Stowaways - Sean Christie, David Southwood

Living Dangerously in Petroluanda - António Andrade Tomás, Rui Carlos Afonso

City Building in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Luanda: Burying the past with phantasmagorias of the future - Anne Pitcher, Marissa Moorman

Dispossessed Vigils: Mourning and Regeneration in Inner-City Johannesburg - Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

An Etymology of Slum Names - Göran Dahlberg

Not Only Our Land but Also Our Souls - Andile Mngxitama

The Way Back Home - Niq Mhlongo

Remapping Buru Buru - Billy Kahora, Boniface Mwangi


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Anti-Teleology - Dominique Malaquais

Airport Theatre, African Villain - Martin Kimani

The Car Doctors of Maamobi - Manu Herbstein

Pilgrimages - Intro

Pilgrimages: Jambo - Victor LaValle

Hargeisa Snapshots - Doreen Baingana

Kin La Belle: In the Clear Light of Song and Silence - Yvonne Owuor

Obstacles - Anna Kostreva

Tracks - MADEYOULOOK/Santu Mofokeng

‘Here I Am Nobody’: Rethinking Urban Governance, Sovereignty and Power - Caroline Kihato

Anti-Iconic: The Photography of David Adjaye - Sean O’ Toole in conversation with David Adjaye

Las Vegas: The Last African City - Chris Abani

Oil City: Petro-landscapes and Sustainable Futures - Michael Watts/Ed Kashi

Beira Through The Looking Glass - Sean Christie

Avalon in Two Monuments - Khulile Nxumalo

Avalon - Nicole Turner

The Psychogeography of Loose Associations - Sherif El-Azma

Tailor - Jonny Steinberg

Adrift and Exposed - Iain Chambers/Isaac Julien

Mining Sounds - Emeka Ogboh

Every Day is for The Thief: An Excerpt - Teju Cole

Harare North: An Excerpt - Brian Chikwava

Towards a Politics of Mobility - Tim Cresswell

Straight, No Chaser - Nick Mwaluko

Ground/Overground/Underground - Mowoso

Yeoville Studio: Negotiating the Line Between Research and Activism - Claire Benit-Gbaffou

Spinning Translocal - Jenny Mbaye


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Lagos: A Pilgrimage in Notations - Chris Abani

Of Tamarind & Cosmopolitanism - Nuruddin Farah

Dagga - Rustum Kozain

Urbanism beyond Architecture - Vyjayanthi Rao, in conversation with Filip de Boeck & Abdou Maliq Simone

Sape Project: 2006 - 2009 - Jean-Christophe Lanquetin

Johannesburg - Jyoti Mistry

Ibadan, Soutin and the Puzzle of Bower's Tower - Akin Adesokan

Three Poems - Gabeba Baderoon

Closer Than This - Karen Press

The Book of Chameleons - José Eduardo Agualusa

Three Women, She is Alone / Survival of the stars / 2AM transit in Addis - Allan Kolski Horwitz

The Devil's Comma - James Yuma

Terror and the City - Ashraf Jamal

Blood Money: A Douala Chronicle - Dominique Malaquais

Quel Est L'Endroit Idéal? - Christian Hanussek and Salifou Lindou

The Colour of the Night - Achal Prabhala

Blood Money - Valentine Cascarino

Koltan Kills Kids - --

"No Grave Cannot Hold My Body Down" - Annie Paul

Angels in Winter - Teju Cole

Of Goats and Great Hope - Fiona Moola

Rhythms of a Road, Voices of an Ethnographer - Vanessa Ulia Dantas e Sá

Vocabularies of the Visceral and Expressions of Multiple Practices - Hobbs/Neustetter

Planning for Chaos - Ismail Farouk

D.I.Y. - Lesley Naa Norle Lokko

Lagos Underground - Jeremy Weate



Published by the African Centre for Cities & Chimurenga Magazine
With the kind support of Rockerfeller Foundation

Editors: Edgar Pieterse & Ntone Edjabe
Project Manager: Greer Valley
Proofreader: Karen Press
Website and Publication Design: François Naudé

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