Tony Yeboah

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Tony Yeboah is a PhD student in History. He specializes in architectural/urban history with a comparative interest in West African cities, particular emphasis on Kumasi, Ghana’s second most populated city. Tony interrogates the transformation of West African cities in relation to the built environments as well as the policies and interventions that shaped and modified the urban landscape and local cultures following the imposition of European colonial rule in late nineteenth century until the twentieth century when colonial rule was dismantled. He hopes to contribute to the restoration of this aspect of West African past which is increasingly recognized for its relevance within the historical narratives of the region. Tony is also interested in applied history through an innovative way of reconstructing the past from “the below” and making history relevant and usable to people.