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Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

West Africa, 400–1400 CE

Kevin C. MacDonald

Kevin C. MacDonald is Professor of African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, UK, and also chairs the UCL African Studies Programme. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirio Canós Donnay

Sirio Canós Donnay is a teaching fellow in African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Outside the Nile Valley, West Africa has the longest history of urbanism and complex political development on the continent. Unfortunately, its architecture is unevenly documented, except for the Middle Niger basin and southern edge...

Africa, 1400–1800

Nnamdi Elleh

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Nnamdi Elleh is Head of the School of Architecture and Planning, and Professor of Architectural History, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Latessa

Amy Latessa is a doctoral candidate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bisola Sosan

Bisola Sosan completed her undergraduate degree in English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and then her Masters in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The African continent spans Mediterranean climates, deserts, semi-deserts, savannah forests, evergreen forests, rainforests, mangrove forests and landscapes of different altitudes, with diverse cultural inhabitants. The study of early...

Africa, 1830–1914

Edward Denison

EDWARD DENISON is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also an Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...In the mid-nineteenth century, much of Africa appeared mysterious and unknown to the rest of the world. Various colonial powers had settled around its coastal periphery, conspicuous by their alien constructions – forts, warehouses...

Africa since 1914

Edward Denison

EDWARD DENISON is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also an Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Africa’s transformation in the twentieth century was total. In less than one hundred years, colonialism on the continent was defeated by a wave of resistance that liberated of hundreds of millions of people and created dozens of new...