African Cities Reader III: Land, Property & Value

AFRICAN CITIES READER III: Land, Property & Value

The third installment of the Reader explores the unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities everywhere. In this issue António Andrade Tomás reveals the vice and violence that permeate the act of securing land and home in Luanda; Andile Mngxitama challenges rhetoric that positions land theft in South Africa in the realm of material dispossessions and asks us to plumb deeper; Billy Kahora reflects on the state of the ‘estate’ of his Nairobi childhood; and a transformative vision for the Lagos National Theatre is presented in four conversations and seven performative pamphlets.

ISBN number: 978-0-9870295-7-7
Text: English and French
Editors: Ntone Edjabe and Edgar Pieterse
Publishing date: April 2015

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