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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

From the Press Release: “The African Cities Reader is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. The second installment of the Reader is centered on the theme ‘Mobilities and Fixtures’. In this issue Sean O’Toole interviews architect David Adjaye about African cityscapes, snapshot photography and failed utopias; Victor Lavalle uncovers the making of mercenaries in Uganda; Martin Kimani follows the African visa-seeker in the tragi-comedy that is the post 9/11 airport; Sherif El-Azma explores Cairo by foot; MADEYOULOOK and Santu Mofokeng imagine the didactic possibilities of trains; Manu Herbstein documents the ‘car-doctors’ of Accra; Chris Abani discovers the African city of Las Vegas; and Michael Watts examines oil cities. Other contributors include Jonny Steinberg, Brian Chikwava, Dominique Malaquais, Mowoso Collective, Doreen Baingana, Teju Cole, Ed Kashi, Sean Christie, Khulile Nxumalo, Nicole Turner, Iain Chambers, Tim Cresswell and many more. The African Cities Reader is edited by Ntone Edjabe and Edgar Pieterse. For further information about the African Cities Reader please visit www.africancitiesreader.org.za <http://www.africancitiesreader.org.za> or contact Terry Ayugi at +27 (21) 422 4168. Title: African Cities Reader II: Mobilities & FixturesISBN number: 978-0-9814273-4-8Text: EnglishEditors: Ntone Edjabe and Edgar PietersePublishing date: May 2011Price*: ZAR250; USD35; EURO25* Price excludes shipping costs”

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