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From Boma to Boomtown: Extraction, Place, and Politics in Solwezi, Zambia

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Title: From Boma to Boomtown: Extraction, Place, and Politics in Solwezi, Zambia
Creators: Negi, Rohit
Keywords: Solwezi, Zambia
copper mining industry
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Abstract: In 2003, the northwestern province of Zambia witnessed the opening of the Kanshanshi and Lumwana copper mines. These mines employ more than 7,000 workers, most of who live in the nearby town of Solwezi — a previously small boma, or administrative town. Rohit Negi's dissertation explores Solwezi's transformation as a mining town, providing a valuable case study of social and political change brought about by economic development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36239
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