"Landlords and Lodgers presents a valuable study of the interconnectedness between the built environment, social practices, and changing identity. Pellow's intimate familiarity with the setting, history, and people of Sabon Zongo has enabled her to produce a rare urban ethnography that does justice to the macro structure and functions of the city without losing sight of the individual actors who inhabit and reproduce Accra's physicality and meaning. . . . This book should be a welcome addition to undergraduate and graduate course reading lists in the anthropology of space and place, West Afdrican ethnography, and urban planning."
– "Traditional Dwelling and Settlements Review"