There are few recently published books that explore contemporary African cities across so many distinct and diverse modes of city life. Ato Quayson’s book Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism offers a fascinating exploration of Ghana’s capital city and one of the continent’s thriving metropolis’ through the lens of Oxford Street, the commercial and globalized district of the area. Quayson vividly illustrates the transformations in African urban culture through the microcosm of one street by paying critical attention to the city’s historical evolution, its urban planning and settlement over time. It is a wonderful book that combines history, urban theory, literary and cultural perspectives to unearth African urban life and its contingencies in this vibrant city. It is accessible, engaging and a great summer read.