Books and Reviews





A review by Mark R. O. Olweny of Fugitive Archives: A Sourcebook for Centering Africa in Histories of Architecture edited by Claire Lubell and Rafico Ruiz (2023) and a review by Immaculata Abba of Architecture and Politics in Nigeria: The Study of a Late Twentieth-century Enlightenment-inspired Modernism at Abuja, 1900-2016, Nnamdi Elleh (2020).

How to Cite

Olweny , M., & Abba, I. (2023). Books and Reviews. Docomomo Journal, (69), 114–116.





Book Reviews


Author Biographies

Mark R. O. Olweny, University of Lincoln

Is program leader of the Bachelor of Architecture at the Lincoln School of Architecture (UK) and Urban Design and Research Associate Professor in Architecture in the Faculty of the Built Environment at Uganda Martyrs University. He has previously worked in architectural/urban design practice in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and Uganda. Mark’s research interests are in colonial and post-colonial architecture and urbanism of East Africa, environmental performance of and energy use in East Africa and pedagogies in architectural education. Mark is a member of the international networks, including the Genealogy of Urban Design and the African Innovation Network.

Immaculata Abba, Shared Heritage Africa Fellow

Is a researcher, writer, and photographer exploring how we can improve our social and economic living standards in both public and domestic spheres. She has written for publications like Le Temps (Switzerland), The Republic (NG), and African Arguments. Her visual work has been published widely, and her long-term photography project ‘Dusty Hill Drive’ documents the built environment in southeast Nigeria. She has an academic background in history, literature, and cultural theory and degrees from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oxford. She was a 2022 writer-in-residence at the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora.