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Making Identity on the Swahili Coast
Urban Life, Community, and Belonging in Bagamoyo

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Part of African Identities: Past and Present

  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108492041

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  • Situated at a crossroads of trade in the late nineteenth century, and later the economic capital of German East Africa, the thriving caravan and port town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania is one of many diverse communities on the East African coast which has been characterized as 'Swahili'. Seeking an alternate framework for understanding community and identity, Steven Fabian combines extensive archival sources from African and European archives alongside fieldwork in Bagamoyo to move beyond the category of 'Swahili' as it has been traditionally understood. Revealing how townspeople - Africans, Arabs, Indians, and Europeans alike - created a local vocabulary which referenced aspects of everyday town life and bound them together as members of a shared community, this first extensive examination of Bagamoyo's history from the pre-colonial era to independence uses a new lens of historical analysis to emphasize the importance of place in creating local, urban identities and suggests a broader understanding of these concepts historically along the Swahili Coast.

    • The first published examination of the thriving caravan and port town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania from the pre-colonial era to independence
    • Seeks a new framework for understanding the formation of community and identity along the Swahili Coast
    • Combines extensive archival research in African and European archives with local fieldwork
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108492041
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Owners of the town: Shomvi, Zaramo, Nyamwezi, and Indians
    2. Owners of the town: Baluchis, Omanis, and Spiritans
    3. Becoming Wabagamoyo: a local vocabulary for a Swahili town
    4. The particularities of place: space, identity, and the Coastal Rebellion of 1888–1890
    5. Colonial power, community identity, and consultation
    6. 'Curing the cancer of the colony': undermining local attachments.

  • Author

    Steven Fabian, State University of New York
    Steven Fabian is an Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Awarded two of Canada's most prestigious scholarships by the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Trust Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, his research has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of African Historical Studies, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies. He was President of the Tanzania Studies Association from 2015–2017 and currently serves as co-chair of Radical History Review.

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