By Michelle Apotsos

Architecture, Islam, and identification in West Africa indicates you the connection among structure and Islamic identification in West Africa. The ebook seems to be generally throughout Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth learn of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim neighborhood in Northern Ghana, that will help you see how the equipped surroundings encodes cultural background via shape, fabric, and house, growing an architectural narrative that outlines the contours of this unique Muslim identification. Apotsos explores how sleek know-how, background, and tourism have more and more affected the modern architectural personality of this group, revealing the village’s present country of social, cultural, and non secular flux. greater than 60 black and white pictures illustrate how architectural parts inside this surroundings show the precise narratives, price platforms, and realities that make up the original composition of this Afro-Islamic community.

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