Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds
Announcing a new book from Autograph ABP. Focusing upon the 'urban now', a moment suspended between lingering precolonial references, the broken dreams of a colonial past, and the not yet realised promises of neoliberal futures, this book provides an ethnographic and photographic investigation of the complex meanings of living - and living together - in Congo's urban worlds today.
The authors, anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Sammy Baloji, take the reader on a tour of specific urban sites in Kinshasa and beyond. In their detailed analysis these sites emerge as suturing points in which the possibilities of collective urban action and dreams of a shared future continue to be explored.
330 pages, hardback, £30. Purchase online in the Autograph ABP Shop >