The Dreams of General Jerusalem
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (October 1989)
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They were planning to build a model African city with an American Foundation's money and a commitment to participatory democracy. How, then, did the project slip towards disaster? Peter Marris delves into the naivety, manipulation and duplicity which combine to thwart the planners' best intentions. "The Dreams of General Jerusalem" explores the interweaving of power, idealism and ambition in a new African nation. The book is a portrayal of people under stress, of guilt, love and superstition. The author is Professor of Social Planning in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA. He has worked for several years in Kenya and this is his first novel.