Swahili Modernities: Culture, Politics, and Identity on the East Coast of Africa

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This book considers the themes of modernity, identity, and politics on the East African coast and islands. Currently, this area is undergoing rapid change as "globalization" makes its impact. Tourism, increased monetisation, emigration from and immigration to the area, and the varying policies of multinational agencies and local states are all significant factors. These chapters reveal some of the ways in which the Swahili seek to maintain their boundaries, even as they adapt their cultural practices to new realities. Some ...

Swahili Modernities: Culture, Politics, and Identity on the East Coast of Africa 2004, Africa Research and Publications

ISBN-13: 9781592210466

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