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By Edgar Pieterse & Ntone Edjabe

ISBN-10: 0981427286

ISBN-13: 9780981427287

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Special thanks to Filip de Boeck for his hospitality in Brussels and to Jesse Willard for assistance with the transcription of the conversation. African Cities Reader 40 Sape Project: 2006 - 2009 Jean-Christophe Lanquetin Translation: Dominique Malaquais I have been working in Kinshasa, DRC since 2001. Early on there, I encountered sape. There are many ways to describe sape. Few, however, can effectively capture its intense complexity and none can claim to “explain” it. It is far too rich and shifting a phenomenon for that.

It has been postponed now three times, so now it’s to take place at the end of 2007. Wade always says the reason for this delay is because Dakar needs adequate infrastructure in order to sufficiently host the meeting. For him, that means the construction of eight new five-star hotels on the Corniche. In some ways the infrastructure of hosting this meeting already exists. It already exists in tourist areas outside the city. But in some ways, that’s too much a kind of budget tourism, bordering on some sleazy activities that can’t really be the site to host an Islamic meeting.

Together, we taped images on buildings, billboards, fences and other outdoor spaces. Some stayed up for weeks, others were torn down in a matter of hours.

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