Architecture and Power in Africa by Nnamdi Elleh

By Nnamdi Elleh

Of the main bold spiritual 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 offers a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those structures as case stories, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, techniques of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the choices to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His publication is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's sure to stimulate debate in regards to the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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Previous page page_148 next page > < previous page page_149 next page > Page 149 From this point of view, the dissent segment of the Moroccan population, that called â fundamentalist,â derived negative meanings from the edifice. Being among the most zealous in the country, it appears that they would have been more likely to utilize the mosque had the situation been safe for them. The meanings people derive from the edifice cannot be separated from the social context of production because issues such as how the funds were raised also influence peopleâ s feelings about the mosque.

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