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Carole Enahoro

Department of Geography

Satire, Space, and Survival in Abuja, Nigeria

My thesis examines minor acts of dissent against city bureaucracy in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Its focus is on edicts articulated by city administration, translated on a capricious, unpredictable level by officialdom, and civil society’s response, in certain cases, through satiric attack. I study the way in which these encounters affect spatial control of the city. Finally, I observe how the city itself plays a role in this dynamic cluster, through the play, segregation, and structure of the built environment.

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