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Africa's cities in general and particularly its metropolises are the setting within which Africans take goods and practices derived from the global economy and embed them into local contexts. Africans use these translated items to debate salient issues in their lives, and one most crucial issue...
Cities in South Africa, engineered as they were through apartheid, have fundamentally defined experiences of work, residence, leisure, and collective organization of urban and rural dwellers alike. Within the distinctive spaces of urban centers, citizens encounter the more recent difficulties of...
Accra has been Ghana's primate city since the British moved their administrative headquarters there in 1877. The city took shape under British site planning and like many colonial cities, it developed a spatial layout that distinguished different neighborhoods, such as the old core, the European...
Globalization has transformed many of the transnational connections experienced by the diverse constellation of residents, emigrants and immigrants attached to Kumasi. Despite its modest size, these processes have not erased its material and symbolic primacy within its regional and Asante...
In Dakar, footwear and clothing markets are unstoppable forces of urbanism and modernity They are packed with merchandise, and they sprawl beyond the official boundaries set by the municipality. For better or for worse, footwear and apparel keep the city in motion, give it life, and keep it...
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