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      Subject: "Africa e Mediterraneo" special issue

      Dear Colleague,

      "Africa e Mediterraneo", a journal from Lai -momo Editore, Bologna, Italy,
      is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 28 "La ville africaine,
      the african town".

      Guest Editor: Massimo Repetti.
      Volume 28 contains the following articles:


      Le spectre de la ville nue
      Michel Agier
      Michel Agier meditate on the "end of the city" (announced by management
      policies and urban representations) and, moving from african cases, shows
      that the fragmentation of the city life produces social segregations and
      new spatial patterns. The African citizen moves between urban spaces,
      reinventing his town by means of social relations and space occupations, in
      order to realize survival strategies.
      The colleagues can view the article of Michel Agier at:

      Le migrant africain et la ville étrangère
      Sylvie Bredéloup
      The African migrants buildings new forms of citizenship and urban
      settlement. The structure of mutual aid created by senegalese Mouride
      migrants in African, American and European cities prevents social tensions
      and improve the efficency of their economic network. The links established
      between the communities and the cities represent an alternative to the
      governement policies

      Lire la ville à murs ouverts: graffitis et murs peints de la nouvelle
      Afrique du Sud
      Élisabeth Deliry Antheaume
      The effusion of signs and artistic expressions that appear on the walls of
      South Africa cities are an indication of the process of reconstruction of
      space and identities. The article plots the journey of discovery of the
      author who acted as a contemporary archeologist between  1995 and 1998.
      Walls bear the tensions of the past and the aspirations of today. Citizens
      and artists choose "art response" over armed response.

      Entre rebellion, violence et séduction: les "matatu" de Nairobi.
      François Grignon
      Moving from a survey on the public transport management in Nairobi - a
      highly politicized sector- the author presents an ethnic contrast and a
      political struggle. For the kikuyo owners, the decoration of their cab
      "matatu" symbolize the resistence against the rule imposed the Government.

      Segnare la città
      Massimo Repetti
      The inhabitants of Dakar write their history in the urban space by means of
      a "topographical writing" based on elements of the urban landscape. They
      build and preserve a relation of identity with the district through mural
      paintings, oral traditions en aggregative performances ("navetanes").

      Banking on the local people: ENDA-Ethiopia's activities in Addis Ababa
      Camille de Stoop and the staff of Enda-Ethiopia
      How does a city where 60% of the residents are categorised in the
      low-income bracket avoid total collapse? Somewhere it must contain
      resources of inventiveness, energy and resilience that compensate for the
      lack of financial means. It is these capacities Enda (an international
      non-profit-making association) seeks to promote in Addis Ababa, in order to
      enable communities to improve their living.

      Offres de soins dans les villes africaines
      Marc-Éric Gruénais
      In Brazzaville, as well as in many cities of central Africa, the overlap of
      health structures and less formal therapeutic resources (medical private
      studies, traditional healers and religious healers) invent a complex
      sanitary system. The Citizens insert every resource in their social and
      political strategies, and their search of new therapies guarantees the
      success of every practitioner

      Farmacies en ville, farmacies "par terre"
      Yannick Jaffré
      The analysis of medical treatment in the urban context is also the analysis
      of the market of pharmaceutical products. In Bamako, where the city allows
      free play to forces of supply and demand, the supply of "cultural friendly"
      pharmaceutical products in the "informal" economy reveals the existence of
      a popular knowledge concerning illness, therapies and pharmaceutical products.

      Interview with Mohamed Aden Sheikh, former Health Minister of Somalia
      The health policy of the Somali gouvernement in the early '70 was an
      innovative experience, with  important social and cultural aspects.
      (The interview is in italian)

      Also included : Book Reviews/ Comptes rendus

      Scrittori congolesi in esilio
      Silvia Riva

      Islam-occidente e Islam-cristianesimo: i paradossi di un duplice confronto,
      Paolo Branca

      Pictures: Élisabeth Deliry Antheaume
      Cover: "The town" by the painter Sthembiso Shongwe
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