By Nnamdi Elleh
Of the main bold non secular edifices of the 20 th century are the Our woman of Peace Basilica within the West African nation of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just offers a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the structures themselves. utilizing those structures as case experiences, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, options of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the choices to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His booklet is a thrilling synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's absolute to stimulate debate in regards to the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.
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The mechanism for constructing the palaces appears to involve the same approach that colonialists adopted, and it echoes the mistakes of European urbanists in Morocco under the direction of resident Governor General Lyautey. This topic constitutes the primary subject of the Moroccan colonial urban works mentioned earlier in the introduction, where I cited the works of Abu-Lughod (1980), Paul Robinow (1989), Gwendolyn Wright (1991), and Zeynep Ã elik (1997), who discussed the same subject with regard to Algiers and the French urban policy.
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