Category: Tanzanie

The African Girls’ Government School in Tanga: Micropolitics on the Muslim coast of Tanganyika in the 1930s

Florence WENZEK, “The African Girls’ Government School in Tanga: Micropolitics on the Muslim coast of Tanganyika in the 1930s.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (9), 2019. This paper focuses on micropolitics involved in the opening of a government girls’ school in Tanga, on the coast of Tanganyika, in the early 1930s. Through a study of elites’ involvement in the opening of the school, this paper deconstructs the colonial discourse concerning African and Muslim’s rejection of girls’ schooling. It shows that the opening of the school was not really a decision of the administration but rather the result of an interaction in which the colonized took major initiatives. The actors involved in the opening of the school were mainly male, but its early beginnings were carefully looked at by the pupils’ mothers. This study case underlines how microhistory allows proposing new narratives of the development of schooling in a colonial context such as Tanganyika.

Bureaucracy Versus Land Grabbing in Tanzania?

Sina SCHLIMMER,”Bureaucracy versus land grabbing? Replacing the state in a fashionable debate in Tanzania”, Mambo! Vol. XIV (4), 2016 PDF version here.  Introduction “So how will you just make a grab on village land?...

Zanzibar indépendant en 2015 ? Révision constitutionnelle, Islam politisé et revendications séparatistes

Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ, ” Zanzibar indépendant en 2015 ? Révision constitutionnelle, islam politisé et revendications séparatistes”, Mambo! Vol. X (2), 2012. Dans l’archipel de Zanzibar, en République Unie de Tanzanie, les revendications séparatistes, autrefois énoncées à mots couverts, sortent...

Performing and Narrating the Tanzanian Nation

Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ, “Performing and Narrating the Tanzanian Nation”, Mambo!, Vol. IX(4), 2011. In Tanzania, the Ujamaa-bashing of the 1980s was prejudicial to the iconic image of the wise Mwalimu that enthusiastic leftist intellectuals propagated abroad and...