AFRICAN CITIES READER II, mobilities and fixtures

: Edjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds.

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208 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011


"'The African Cities Reader' is a biennial publication that brings together contributors from across Africa and the world to challenge the prevailing depiction of urban life on the continent and redefine cityness, Africa-style. It is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town."

Contributions include:
"Tracks", with words by MADEYOULOOK and photographs by Santu Mofokeng
"Anti-Iconic: the photography of David Adjaye", in which Sean O'Toole chats to architect David Adjaye
"Tailor" by Jonny Steinberg, in which he tells of his conversation with a Liberian now living in New York
"Yeoville Studio: negotiating the line between research and activism" by Claire Benit-Cbaffou
"Harare North: an excerpt" by novelist Brian Chikwava
"Avalon in Two Monuments", two poems by Khulile Nxumalo
"Avalon", a short story by Nicole Turner
"'Here I Am Nobody': rethinking urban governance, sovereignty and power" by Caroline Kihato.