Litro #162: Literary Highlife | Transcripts of the Social Imaginary in Accra: Beyond Oxford Street

To get to the proper understanding of the social imaginary from looking at the street, however, a number of things have to be borne in mind. The first that Accra’s urbanscape is absolutely full of writing.

Ato Quayson is University Professor and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He was educated at the University of Ghana and at Cambridge. His most recent book is Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism.