By Nnamdi Elleh
Of the main bold non secular edifices of the twentieth century are the Our woman of Peace Basilica within the West African state of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just presents a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those constructions as case experiences, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, strategies of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the selections to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His ebook is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's sure to stimulate debate concerning the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.
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