Seminários de História de África, Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa
Webinar: Tuesday 17 November 2020
“Promised homes: reconstructing housing politics in (post)colonial Africa”
As colonizers thought to accommodate African populations, contain and control labor forces, they disrupted, reshaped and colonized the most intimate living space: the home.
Housing was often more a promise than a reality. Nonetheless, it left many different traces: from colonial times to the present, from bureaucratic correspondence to personal memories.