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Nairobi today : the paradox of a fragmented city

Author: Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres
Publisher: Dar es Salam, Tanzania : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers ; Nairobi, Kenya : French Institute for Research in Africa, ©2010.
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Despite being a large capital city in Africa in terms of size and its regional role, Nairobi is an unrecognised entity. For the majority of its inhabitants, the capital of Kenya is a transit point rather than a dwelling place. Since its origins, Nairobi has been a city of migrants, more predisposed to their rural roots than to their current city status. It is a non-conforming town, which conceals its urbanity more  Read more...
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Nairobi contemporain. English.
Nairobi today.
Dar es Salam, Tanzania : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers ; Nairobi, Kenya : French Institute for Research in Africa, ©2010
(OCoLC)751779409
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres
ISBN: 9789987081325 9987081320 128305633X 9781283056335 9786613056337 6613056332 9987081207 9789987081202 9987102441 9789987102440
OCLC Number: 778566114
Language Note: English.
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Public Policy and the Informal Town --
City planning in Nairobi: the stakes, the people, the sidetracking / Claire Medard --
Public authorities and urban upgrading policies in Eastlands: the example of `Mathare 4A Slum Upgrading Project' / Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres --
Management of garbage in Nairobi: perspectives of restructuring public action / Mathieu Merino --
Water and the poor in Nairobi: from water apartheid to urban fragmentation, the case of Kibera / Anne Bousquet --
pt. TWO Urban Identities --
Grey Nairobi: sketches of urban socialties / Danielle De Lame --
microcosmic minority: the Indo-Kenyans of Nairobi / Michel Adam --
Muslims in Nairobi: from a feeling of marginalisation to a desire for political recognition / Nathalie Gomes --
Pentecostalism in Nairobi / Yvan Droz --
pt. THREE Areas Fragmented by Power --
Local political system of Nairobi / Winnie V. Mitullah --
`A city under siege': formalised banditry and deconstruction of modes of accumulation in Nairobi, 1991-2004 / Musambayi Katumanga --
Hidden $ Centz: rolling the wheels of Nairobi matatu / Mbugua Wa-Mungai.
Other Titles: Nairobi contemporain.
Responsibility: edited by Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres.
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Despite being a large capital city in Africa in terms of size and its regional role, Nairobi is an unrecognised entity. For the majority of its inhabitants, the capital of Kenya is a transit point rather than a dwelling place. Since its origins, Nairobi has been a city of migrants, more predisposed to their rural roots than to their current city status. It is a non-conforming town, which conceals its urbanity more than it claims it, and whose identity remains evasive. Nairobi presents itself as a mosaic of residential areas which bring to mind the cityís history. The racial segregation that stratified the development of the colonial city has today disappeared, but it has given way to a form of social segregation. One must, therefore, not seek a unique identity in Nairobi, but rather, several identitiesóthose of different communities that comprise the city and whose dynamics are seen at village and residential estate level. However, Nairobi is also a city that is contradictory. This East African capital city is often associated with slums and crime, and their increase and growth stigmatises the failure of urban policies. Therefore, it is at these cracks and fringes of the city that we should seek out the identities and dynamics that have shaped the city for a century. Nairobi is a fragmented city that can be understood in steps. The 13 contributory articles in Nairobi Today thus reveal the city. This multidisciplinary collective work invites us to gain entry into certain areas of the city, to visit its communities and to familiarise ourselves with its formal and informal institutions. This is a requirement in order to fully understand what makes Nairobi what it is today.

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