'This book is a study of the pattern of social life which developed in the slums of central Lagos; and of the effects of a compulsory slum clearance scheme on the lives of those who were removed. Both parts of the study are presented clearly and vividly and are enriched with numerous quotations of statements by the people concerned, as well as a quantity of information presented in statistical tables.' Sociological Review

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

The Grouping Of Family Relationships

chapter 3|15 pages

The Conduct Of Family Affairs

chapter 4|13 pages


chapter 5|11 pages


chapter 6|15 pages

The Economy Of Central Lagos

chapter 7|14 pages

The Slum Clearance Scheme

chapter 8|20 pages

The Rehousing Estate

chapter 9|16 pages

Rehousing As Social Policy

chapter 10|12 pages

Family Life And Social Change