Prof. Bill Freund. African Cities: Material Life and Post-coloniality

Prof. Bill Freund will analize "material life" in post-colonial african cities with his keynote address. Full abstract is available at the end of this page.


Bill Freund is Professor of Economic History and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has studied urban history in Africa and the economic role of urban areas on the Continent, the developmental State and the economic history of Africa. Among his most renowned publications, there are historical studies on urbanization in Africa and its economic consequences. He is the author of many books, including The African Worker (Cambridge University Press, 1995), and The African city: a History (Cambridge University Press, 2007).