Review: Open City Lagos

Open City Lagos considers the concept of an ‘open city’ through a collection of essays and photographs.

Review: Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Book delivers a compelling array of civic ecology case studies and shows how people transform ‘broken places’ through their engagement with community and nature.

Review: Now Urbanism: the future city is here

‘Now Urbanism’ is a call to embrace the urban present with neither innocence nor resignation.

Review: Urban Environments in Africa: A critical analysis of environmental politics

Book aims to expand the UPE (Urban Political Ecology) framework to urban Africa.

Book Review: Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa

This book draws attention to the fact that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees, despite the dangers they face in trading on the streets.

Review: Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries

Research into Portuguese colonial planning in Africa, which achieved its heights in the 1950s and 1960s at a time when other colonial powers were retreating from the continent.

South Africa’s insurgent citizens: On dissent and the possibility of politics

This book adds to a vibrant literature on contemporary crisis in South Africa and shows how practices of disruptive politics are being driven by South Africa’s insurgent and activist citizens.

Review: The arts of citizenship in African cities

This book explores the experimental and negotiated dimensions of citizenship.

Review: Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea

This book stands out among other books about Eritrea for its conceptual power and philosophical interpretation of the field of modernity and colonialism.

Review: ‘Kinshasa – Tales of the Invisible City’

Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City is a fascinating and challenging effort to probe the social and cultural complexities of an African metropolis.