Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds
Filip De Boeck & Sammy Baloji

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  • Product Code: bk16013
  • ISBN: 978-1-899282-19-7
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Description

This book offers an ethnographic and photographic investigation into the complex meanings of living - and living together - in Congo's urban worlds today. The authors, anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Sammy Baloji, take the reader on a tour of specific urban sites in Kinshasa and beyond. They examine how, amid the chaos of a decaying colonial legacy and the unfulfilled promises of neo-liberal futures, certain sites emerge as suturing points where the possibilities of collective urban action and dreams of a shared future continue to be explored.

Filip De Boeck is professor of Anthropology at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), a research unit of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Sammy Baloji is a visual artist based in Brussels and Lubumbashi. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in numerous catalogues and books.


Specification

Book data
Photographs Many (and illustrations)
Dimensions 195mm x 250mm
Cover type Hardback
Publication 2016