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Dakar ville moderne: la médiation des entrepreneurs sénégalais en Chine


Year published: 2019
Categories: Journal Article
URL Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00083968.2018.1548365?needAccess=true

Author / Authors:

  • Laurence Marfaing


The early 2000s marked a decisive turning point in the development of Dakar due, on the one hand, to the impact of important investments by the Senegalese government in the construction of new urban infrastructure and, on the other, to the implementation by the city of a decidedly modern town-planning scheme. In a context in which “China-Africa” and the role of China in this transformation pervaded both the media and research, the aim of this article concerns the role of African entrepreneurs who work in China. The latter “translate” their experiences of China in their daily routine and their way of life, and their imports of manufactured goods facilitate the social transformations that are influencing the emergence of Dakar as a modern city and its appropriation by the Dakarois.

Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, 53:1, 89-107, DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2018.1548365


  • Journal Article