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French Colonial Dakar : The Morphogenesis of an African Regional Capital, Hardback Book

French Colonial Dakar : The Morphogenesis of an African Regional Capital Hardback

Part of the Studies in Imperialism series


This volume explores the planning and architectural cultures that shaped the model space of French colonial Dakar, a prominent city in West Africa.

With a focus on the period from the establishment of the city in the mid-nineteenth century until the interwar years, the book reveals a variety of urban politics, policies and practices, and complex negotiations on both the physical and conceptual levels.

Chronicling the design of Dakar as a regional capital, the book suggests a connection between the French colonial doctrines of assimilation and association, and French colonial planning and architectural policies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Of interest to scholars in history, geography, architecture, urban planning, African studies and Global South studies, the book incorporates both primary and secondary sources collected from multilateral channels in Europe and Senegal. -- .


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780719099359

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