04-08 September 2019

Open Book Festival

04-08 September2019

AbdouMaliq Simone

AbdouMaliq Simone

AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and research professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and visiting professor of sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London; visiting professor at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town; research associate with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies in Jakarta; and research fellow at the University of Tarumanagara.

Simone is the author and editor of numerous books, including Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City (2005), City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads (2009), Jakarta: Drawing the City Near (2014) and New Urban Worlds: Incubating Dissonant Times with Edgar Pieterse (2017). His latest book Improvising Lives: Afterlives of an Urban South is due to be published in 2018.


Unfortunately, AbdouMaliq Simone will no longer be able to join us at Open Book 2018