Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos
Urban Travel Blog, Jul 6th, 2011

Makoko - Lagos, Nigeria

Key to understanding the dynamics of this heaving mess of a city, with its dozen or so million residents crammed on top of each other, is a trip to the shantytown canals of the lagoon village of Makoko. Land is at such a premium in and around Lagos, that what was once long ago a small fishing village is now an open sewage slum on stilts where the poorest of the poor have been pushed off the land.

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Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos

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