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Housing In The Cities Of Kings

By : A D C Hyland & G W K Intsiful

Although Kumasi and Bulawayo have certain characteristics in common - not only are they the second cities of their respective countries; they are also both former capital cities of the African Kingdoms that preceded colonial rule - they are in other respects very different. These differences are in part due to the very different manifestations of colonial rule that the two colonies, the Gold Coast and Southern Rhodesia respectively, experienced. Furthermore, the differences could also be due not only to climatic, topographical and demographic issues but also historical and cultural differences between the two Kingdoms of which Kumasi and Bulawayo were formerly the capitals.

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