Print Publications 

Publications and quotes (print) (English and French)

Below are books I have collaborated on, or in which I have been quoted.

The African Dwelling from Traditional to Western Style Homes, 2019

Housing has changed in Sub-Saharan Africa since the Europeans arrived. Africans no longer live in traditional homes. This historical transition from “hut to house,” from traditional to Western style, reflects slavery, colonialism and other social influences.
This book, authored by Epee Ellong with Diane Chehab, focuses on Cameroon, known as “Africa in Miniature” because of its geographical and cultural representation of the continent at large. Architectural styles, materials and construction techniques are discussed within a larger context, examining how lifestyle changes and architectural trends influence each other. This work is a rich examination of the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African architects to integrate the lessons of the past and create a future more responsive to the region’s needs.
A review is available on the Midwest Book Review site, November 2019, Architecture Shelf http://www.midwestbookreview.com/lbw/nov_19.htm#Architecture

De la case à la villa, 2014

Housing has changed in Sub-Saharan Africa since the Europeans arrived. Africans no longer live in traditional homes. This historical transition from “hut to house,” from traditional to Western style, reflects slavery, colonialism and other social influences.This book, authored by Epee Ellong with Diane Chehab, focuses on Cameroon, known as “Africa in Miniature” because of its geographical and cultural representation of the continent at large. Architectural styles, materials and construction techniques are discussed within a larger context, examining how lifestyle changes and architectural trends influence each other. This work is a rich examination of the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African architects to integrate the lessons of the past and create a future more responsive to the region’s needs.

A review appeared in Archiscopie.

Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide: Cameroon chapter Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide: Cameroon chapter

DOM, 2021

The seven volumes of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide form the first comprehensive overview of architecture south of the Sahara that does justice to the region’s wealth of buildings. In 49 chapters, each focusing on one country, richly illustrated texts by more than 350 authors from Africa and across the globe come together to produce a superlative work.
On the basis of 850 selected buildings and over 200 thematic articles, the continent’s building culture is elucidated and contextualised. The diverse contributions paint a multifaceted picture of Africa’s architecture in the twenty-first century, a discipline shaped by traditional and colonial roots as well as today’s global interconnections and challenges.

Quote about William Siegmann in “Visions from the Forest: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone”

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2014

In 2010, I had written a blog post after meeting (the now regretted) William Siegmann, who had founded one of the first museums in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Liberia. This post was used in the book. http://www.awayfromafrica.com/2013/04/William-Siegmann.html

L'autorité matriarcale chez les Duala (article): L'autorité matriarcale chez les Duala (article)

Femmes, gardiennes des patrimoines, 2014

2014 conference catalog article in "Femmes, gardiennes des patrimoines."