Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569194

Series: Interlink Cultural Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Photography by: Richard Row

Illustrations: b&w illus , maps

Release date: 01/09/12

Category:

Lagos

A Cultural History

By • Photography by Richard Row

$ 15

“Reading these guides is the next best thing to actually going there with them in hand.” – ForeWord Magazine

About this book

An engaging and well-written cultural and literary history. 

Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Kaye Whiteman explores a city that has constantly re-invented itself, from the first settlement on an uninhabited island to the creation of the port in the early years of the twentieth century. Lagos is still defined by its curious network of islands and lagoons, where erosion and reclamation lead to a permanently shifting topography, but history has thrust it into the role of a burgeoning mega-city, overcoming all nature's obstacles. The city's melting-pot has fertilized a unique literary and artistic flowering that is only now beginning to be appreciated by a world that has only seen slums and chaos.

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About the author

Kaye Whiteman was for many years editor of West Africa magazine.

Reviews

“Reading these guides is the next best thing to actually going there with them in hand.” – ForeWord Magazine

Additional information

Author

Whiteman, Kaye

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

256

Type

PB

Illustrator

Row, Richard

Illustrations

b&w illus , maps

Release date

01/09/12

Author Home

UK & Nigeria

Subtitle

A Cultural History

Format

5.25" x 8"

Reviews

"Reading these guides is the next best thing to actually going there with them in hand." -ForeWord Magazine

MainReview

"Reading these guides is the next best thing to actually going there with them in hand." -ForeWord Magazine