chapter  8
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On Belonging and Becoming in African Cities

ByGraeme Gotz and AbdouMaliq Simone

Municipal administrations are entrusted with ensuring order, equity,and the conditions for productive endeavour. They discharge this responsibility by providing some sense of coherence over who does what where. But exactly what “sense of coherence” is needed by those who inhabit the city? How precisely is this “coherence” structured?