Doubtless, Lagos is one of the most puzzling, breathtaking, disorientating, mesmerising metropoli in the world – a bundle of contradictions in one urban mass. But did you ever want to know more about how Lagos came to be Lagos? Now you can, with “Lagos: A Cultural and Literary History.”
Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the world’s third largest city. Its driving sense of ‘can-do’, its outreach and vitality, make it a fulcrum and a channel for commercial and cultural talent. Kaye Whiteman explores a city that has constantly re-invented itself, from the first settlement on an uninhabited island to the creation of the port in the early years of the twentieth century.
The conversations about the book will take place at The Africa Centre on 18 April 2013.
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