Cities in Contemporary Africa

  • Editors
  • Martin J. Murray
  • Garth A. Myers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Situating Contemporary Cities in Africa

    1. Garth A. Myers, Martin J. Murray
      Pages 1-25
  3. Culture, Imagination, Space, and Place

  4. Political Economy, Work, and Livelihood

  5. Urban Planning, Administration, and Governance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-318

About this book


This book explains how and why cities on the African continent have grown at such a rapid pace, how municipal authorities have tried to cope with this massive influx of people, and how long-time urban residents and newcomers interact, negotiate, and struggle over access to limited resources.


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