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Title:The making of the African road
Editor:Beck, KurtISNI
Year:2017
ISSN:1574-6925
Pages:278
Language:English
Series:Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004336742; 9789004339040
Geographic terms:Africa
Kenya
Ghana
Niger
Sudan
Sierra Leone
Somaliland
Subjects:roads
transport
public transport
Abstract:This collective volume offers an account of the emerging long-distance roads on the African continent. A latecomer to automobility, Africa is the continent with the lowest road density worldwide, and many of the existing roads require full attention when using them. The contributions to this volume address infrastructural, economic, historical and experiential dimensions of the African road. Contributors: Amiel Bize (on traffic in Nairobi, Kenya); Michael Bürge (on commercial motor bike riders in Makeni, Sierra Leone); Luca Ciabarri (on roads in Somaliland); Gabriel Klaeger (on perceptions of power, progress and perils on the Accra-Kumasi road, Ghana); Mark Lamont (on a rural road in Kenya); Tilman Musch (on an ancient Tuareg caravan route in Niger, taken over by migrant-transporting drivers of the Teda); Michael Stasik (on urban bus stations - 'lorry parks' - in Ghana); Rami Wadelnour (on a the 'Forty Days Road', a desert road in Sudan); Kurt Beck (on highways in Sudan). Kurt Beck, Gabriel Klaeger and Michael Stasik have written the introductory chapter. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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