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Postcolonial automobility : car culture in West Africa

Author: Lindsey B Green-Simms
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Green-Simms, Lindsey B., 1978-
Postcolonial automobility.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016043319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsey B Green-Simms
ISBN: 9781452954714 1452954712 9781452954707 1452954704
OCLC Number: 959373916
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Thinking automobility, feeling automobility --
The hum of progress: motorcars and the modernization of West Africa --
"No danger no delay": Wole Soyinka and the perils of driving --
Moving pictures, mired cars: The automobile in African francophone --
The return of the Mercedes: Upward mobility, the good life, and Nigerian video film --
Women in traffic: towards a feminist automobility --
Conclusion: Global (be)longings.
Responsibility: Lindsey B. Green-Simms.

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