Neglect as effacement: the multiple lives of the Jardin Ralaimongo, Mahajanga, Madagascar

@article{RijkeEpstein2018NeglectAE,
  title={Neglect as effacement: the multiple lives of the Jardin Ralaimongo, Mahajanga, Madagascar},
  author={Tasha Rijke-Epstein},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2018},
  volume={88},
  pages={352 - 384}
}
Abstract By considering the lifespan of a garden, this article investigates the myriad spatial practices of forgetting and remembering the colonial and postcolonial pasts that people apply to their urban surroundings in Mahajanga, Madagascar. In the heart of an ancient residential and commercial neighbourhood in this multi-ethnic Indian Ocean port city sits the Jardin Ralaimongo. Drawing on ethnographic and archival research, I explore the trajectory of the garden to elucidate the ways in which… Expand
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