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Building African Futures: 10 Manifestos for Transformative Architecture and Urbanism 

Kuukuwa Manful, Emmanuel Ofori-Sarpong and Julia Gallagher (eds)

(Johannesburg, Lagos, Bayreuth: iwalewabooks, 2023)

Architecture and Politics in Africa: making, living and imagining identities through buildings 

Joanne Tomkinson, Daniel Mulugeta and Julia Gallagher (eds) 

(Oxford: James Currey, 2022)


Introduction: Buildings are the stuff of politics, Daniel Mulugeta, Joanne Tomkinson and Julia Gallagher 



1. Global ambitions and national identity in Ethiopia’s airport expansion, Joanne Tomkinson and Dawit Yekoyesew 

2. Building heaven on earth: Political rhetoric and ritual over Ghana’s national cathedral, Emmanuel K. Ofori-Sarpong 

3. China’s ‘parliament building gift’ to Malawi: Exploring its rationale, tensions and asymmetrical gains,

Innocent Batsani-Ncube 

4. New homes for a new state: Foreign ideas in Ghana’s public housing programmes, Irene Appeaning Addo 



5. Beautiful state/ugly state: Architecture and political authority in Côte d’Ivoire, Julia Gallagher

and Yah Ariane Bernadette N’djoré 

6. Colonial legacies in architectures of consumption: The case of Sam Levy’s Village in Harare, Tonderai Koschke 

7. Public spaces? Public goods? Reinventing Nairobi’s public libraries, Marie Gibert 

8. The role of architecture in South African detention cases during the apartheid era, Yusuf Patel 



9. Pan-African imaginations: The African Union headquarters and its popular imagery in Ethiopia and Nigeria, 

Daniel Mulugeta 

10. Asantean noumena: The politics and imaginary reconstruction of
the Asante Palace, Kumase, Tony Yeboah 

11. From prison to freedom: Overwriting the past, imagining Nigeria, Laura Routley 


Afterword: Theorising the politics of unformal(ised) architectures, Kuukuwa Manful 

Articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • Moudwe Daga and Julia Gallagher, ‘“Speaking proper French”: citizen bids for state-recognition in Chad and Côte d’Ivoire’, Global Discourse, 2024,

  • Joanne Tomkinson (2023) ‘Origination and Africa’s international relations: gatemaking and airport politics in Ethiopia and Ghana’, Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2023.2213642 - open access

  • Innocent Batsani-Ncube (2022) ‘Whose Building? Tracing the Politics of the Chinese Government-Funded Parliament Building in Lesotho’ Journal of Southern African Studies, 2022, DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2022.2122385 - open access


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Other recently published work from the team

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