'An audacious and inspiring work.'
David Richards, University of Stirling
'A significant contribution to the recent scholarly writing and research on cities in Africa.'
Martin J. Murray, Professor of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
'This book is essential reading for planners and scholars and everyone else in between that wants to better understand contemporary urbanization in Africa.'
Richard Grant, Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Studies University of Miami
'With precise attention to the heterogeneous histories that have shaped African cities, the diverse aspirations, agendas, and projects these cities have embodied, and to the range of geographies at work, Myers is able to specify the ways in which African cities crucially contribute to remaking understandings about cities in general.'
AbdouMaliq Simone, Goldsmiths, University of London
'By including lessons from the multifaceted diverse, complex and unpredictable experience of African cities and urban societies, Myers opens up new realms of inquiry and interpretation in urban studies.'
Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History, Columbia University
'This is a fascinating book that usefully contributes to a slow growing body of knowledge in the field of the informal African city.'
Ronnie Donaldson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa