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Contents Preface Introduction: African Urban Spaces: History and Culture Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch Part I. Constructing Built Space 1 Moving East, Facing West: Islam as an Intercultural Mediator in Urban Planning in the Sokoto Empire Mark Dike DeLancey 2 Oppressive Impressions, Architectural Expressions: The Poetics of French Colonial (Ad)vantage, Regarding Africa michael ralph 3 "Just build it modern": Post-Apartheid Spaces on Namibia's Urban Frontier Fatima Müller-Friedman Part II. Racialized and Divided Space 4 Colonial Urbanization and Urban Management in Kenya Kefa M. Otiso 5 "Inherently Unhygienic Races": Plague and the Origins of Settler Dominance in Nairobi, 1899-1907 Godwin R. Murunga 6 Urbanization and Afrikaner Class Formation: The Mine Workers' Union and the Search for a Cultural Identity Wessel P. Visser 7 The Importance of Being Educated: Strategies of an Urban Petit-Bourgeois Elite, South Africa 1935-50 Corinne Sandwith Part III. Shifting Space and Transforming Identities 8 Where Every Language Is Heard: Atlantic Commerce, West African and Asian Migrants, and Town Society in Libreville, ca. 1860-1914 Jeremy Rich 9 Captured and Steeped in Colonial Dynamics and Legacy: The Case of Isiolo Town in Kenya Maurice N. Amutabi 10 From Marabout Republics to Autonomous Rural Communities: Autonomous Muslim Towns in Senegal Eric S. Ross 11 Africanité and Urbanité: The Place of the Urban in Imaginings of African Identity during the Late Colonial Period in French West Africa James E. Genova Part IV. Colonial Legacies and Devitalized Space 12 Urban Poverty, Urban Crime, and Crime Control: The Lagos and Ibadan Cases 1929-45 Laurent Fourchard 13 The Fluctuating Fortunes of Anglophone Cameroon Towns: The Case of Victoria, 1858-1982 Thomas Ngomba Ekali 14 Urban Planning and Development in Zimbabwe: A Historical Perspective Douglas T. Feremenga 15 Somalia's City of the Jackals: Politics, Economy, and Society in Mogadishu (1991-2001) Omar A. Eno Notes on the Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Urbanization -- Africa -- History.
Cities and towns -- Africa -- History.