On the Worlding of African Cities

@inproceedings{Simone2001OnTW,
  title={On the Worlding of African Cities},
  author={Abdoumaliq Simone},
  year={2001}
}
How do African urban residents, who are conventionally assumed to operate within parochial, highly localized confines, operate at larger scales? How do they reach a “larger world”? The article looks at some of the overall effects on African cities and their residents of a global process of scalar recomposition and the reconfiguration of social cohesion that ensues. By examining renovations in a traditional Islamic institution, zawiyyah, an example is provided of ways in which urban Africans… CONTINUE READING

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