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Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism

Summary of Book , 2014

In this book, Ato Quayson intends to re-tell the urban social history of the capital city through the lens of the commercial district of Oxford Street. Oxford Street offers an intersection of different spatial ecologies tied to colonial, post- colonial and independence urban planning alongside the forces of transnationalism and globalization. The book is oriented towards a rigorous analysis of space, as he begs questions regarding the manner by which we read and speak about urban space in Africa, a discussion that is often over-determined by competing spatial logics.