The Segregated City in British and French Colonial Africa
colonialism, racial segregation, social control, urban planning
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A number of different techniques and rationales were used by the French and British colonial authorities to racially segregate cities in Africa - from the use of planning by-laws requiring European building materials, to the requiring of fluency in European languages in specific areas of towns. Here, the ways in which town planning policies were used to segregate cities in Madagascar, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are considered.
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Race & Class, v. 49, issue 4, p. 87-95
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Njoh, Ambe J., "The Segregated City in British and French Colonial Africa" (2008). School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications. 1961.