Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums
For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in the country side; one billion of them in housing constructed from whatever materials are at hand, wherever they can build. Dispossed relates the very human, and very moving, stories of families living today on the fringes of Manila, Nairobi, Mexico City, Bangkok and Cairo. The people tell about their lives and struggles, their hopes and fears.
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Urbanization in the Global South
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