Document Type

Article

Date

2017

Embargo Period

8-17-2017

Keywords

Nigeria, architecture, Efik compounds, traditional walled compounds

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design | Other Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Description/Abstract

This article is part of TDSR, Volume XXVII, Number II, 2017

From the article abstract: This article examines the architectural and discursive configurations of traditional walled compounds in Nigeria. It begins by discussing the spatial and social organization of compounds in different regions of the country, focusing on the impermanent structures of the Èfik in and around the southeastern port city of Old Calabar. It then examines archival evidence to highlight the ways that compounds have been rhetorically constructed by European observers and post-independence scholars. It concludes that a more productive reading results from understanding the compound as a zone of entanglement ensnaring real, imagined, and often contradictory constructions.

Additional Information

Publisher of TDSR is IASTE.

NO embargo for this article.

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submission

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