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Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tanzania

Ned Bertz


The Swahili coast port city of Dar es Salaam hosts a diasporic population that emanated in waves from the Indian subcontinent. Based on archival, oral, and newspaper sources from Tanzania and India, this book explores the history of encounters across the wider Indian Ocean that shaped regional ideas of diaspora and nationalism from the earliest days of colonialism in Tanganyika to contemporary Tanzania. It focuses on education and leisure in the form of two prominent city locations, schools and cinemas. Through institutional apparatuses like networks of Indian teacher importation, and the mark ... More

Keywords: diaspora, colonialism, nationalism, race, urban space, Indian Ocean, Tanzania, India, education, cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824851552
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ned Bertz, author
University of Hawai'i at Manoa