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Myrdle Court Press (MCP) advances critical interrogations of contemporary cities. MCP redresses the incongruous situation that as the rate and scale of urbanisation increases, global corporations and their academics dominate the discourse on 'cities'. It was founded by Deepa Naik and Trenton Oldfield in 2009. 

Myrdle Court Press is particularly interested in challenging The Urban Industry. It privileges lived knowledge; the ideas of the oppressed and overlooked; the voices of resistance and those who unequivocally problematise status quo understandings of cities.

Myrdle Court Press takes a back-to-fundamentals approach to publishing.  It uses high quality papers and inks, distributes with independent networks, and employs classic design and small print runs. Myrdle Court Press is the publishing arm of the not for profit company This Is Not A Gateway based in London, UK.

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"You cannot read Critical Cities Vol 4 and look at life in the same way again because it speaks so deeply to the roots of the structural, epistemic and genocidal violence of urbanisation by exposing the seductive yet deceptive tools of globalised European modernity.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it leaves the reader with laser sharp clarity as to the role that we must play if we are to cease being complicit partakers in the crimes of Empire as well as effect and secure holistic global reparatory justice."

Esther Stanford-Xosei

Co-Vice Chair Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe