About this book
The author of "City Of Quartz" analyses city life, lifting the lid on the effects of a global explosion of disenfranchised slum- dwellers. There will be a large marketing campaign, with a serialisation of his new introduction in a national newspaper and radio interviews.
With a third of the global urban population already living in Dickensian slums, at least half under the age of twenty, this book explores the threat of disease, of forced settlement on hazardous terrains, and of state violence on huge populations. It also shows how poverty grew massively in the 1990s.