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By Nnamdi Elleh

Of the main formidable non secular edifices of the 20 th century are the Our girl of Peace Basilica within the West African kingdom of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just offers a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those constructions as case reports, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, options of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the selections to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His ebook is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's certain to stimulate debate concerning the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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Edited by the Parish of Abidjan, and photos by Pierre Trichet. Printed by Saint-Paul, 38 bd Raymond-Poincaré, 5500 Bar le Duc. Mannheim, Karl. 1985. Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge. New York: Harcourt Brace. Nâ Guessan, Raphael. 13 May 1987. â Fraternité Martin, Abidjan. à tat hier á la Directiondes Gands Onians, John. 1988. Bearers of Meaning. : Princeton University Press. Our Lady of Peace International Foundation. 1990. The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix).

H. C. D. also espouses similar views as Hoffmann. The most ambitious and recent works along this line celebrating Africaâ s church history is by Adrian Hasting (1994), The Church in Africa: 1450â 1950. Hasting discusses the history of the African church during the 1400s, with the Ethiopian Church as its point of departure. My point is, Africaâ s church experience and history should have been dramatized visually on the stained glasses of the basilica in a manner similar to those of Aldo Spiritoâ s cathedral, so that the illustrations can serve as educational tools for the worshipers in the church, as well as histories empowering the people to advocate for their rights and orient their self-identity.

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