From Boma to Boomtown: Extraction, Place, and Politics in Solwezi, Zambia
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Publisher:Mershon Center for International Security Studies
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.
Mershon Center for International Security Studies Graduate Student Research 2007-08
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