Architecture and Power in Africa by Nnamdi Elleh

By Nnamdi Elleh

Of the main formidable non secular edifices of the twentieth century are the Our woman of Peace Basilica within the West African state of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just presents a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those structures as case reports, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural types, ideas of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the selections to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His e-book is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's guaranteed to stimulate debate in regards to the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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These events were taking place when the mosque was under construction. Thus, it is valid to say that the king was building his mosque for reasons other than devotion to Islam. It does not appear that the king was having such a great relationship with the Islamic community to the extent that he wanted to indulge them with an extravagant gift. Something else must have inspired him to build his mosque. According to one school of thought, the king had already revealed that the â Mosque will, on his death, serve as his mausoleum,â 6 in order to outshine the monument that he built for his father, King Mohammed V, in Rabat.

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