Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons by Michelle Apotsos

By Michelle Apotsos

Architecture, Islam, and identification in West Africa exhibits you the connection among structure and Islamic id in West Africa. The ebook appears to be like generally throughout Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth learn of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim neighborhood in Northern Ghana, that will help you see how the outfitted atmosphere encodes cultural heritage via shape, fabric, and area, developing an architectural narrative that outlines the contours of this specified Muslim id. Apotsos explores how glossy know-how, historical past, and tourism have more and more affected the modern architectural personality of this neighborhood, revealing the village’s present kingdom of social, cultural, and religious flux. greater than 60 black and white photos illustrate how architectural parts inside this atmosphere show the designated narratives, worth platforms, and realities that make up the original composition of this Afro-Islamic community.

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