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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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.


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