African Cities Reader 3: Land, Property & Value (April 2015)
The third installment of the African Cities Reader explores the
unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities
everywhere. In an era of late modernity marked by a speculative
compulsion that takes on a spectral character as it instigates
adventures of city imagineering, deal-making and symbolic reinvestment,
the material effects are often displacement, violence, daylight robbery
and yet another round of elite seduction.
Contributors include Jean-Christophe Lanquetin, Jumoke
Verissimo, Adolphus Opara, Ayodele Arigbabu, Hunter And Gatherer
Collective, Jahman Anikulapo, Koni Benson, Faeza Meyer, Sean Christie,
Anne Pitcher, Marissa Moorman, Göran Dahlberg, Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon and more.