Catégorie : Tanzanie

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature: A Memory of Zanzibar Exiles

Maïlys CHAUVIN. Mambo! Vol. XIX (2), 2022. This Thursday October 7th 2021 is a day for celebrating Abdulrazak Gurnah in Zanzibar and the diaspora. The Royal Swedish Academy has just awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature. The residents of Malindi, a neighborhood of Stonetown where the writer grew up, are proudly circulating a short clip made in his honor. On BBC Swahili, in London, the respected journalist and analyst Ahmed Rajab speaks with pride about his old classmate.

“Tunataka Nchi Yetu” (We Want Our Country): Campaign Rallies, Music and Songs as Stages for Performing Zanzibari Nationalism

Nicodemus MINDE. Mambo! Vol. XVIII (3), 2021. This essay aims to show how Zanzibari nationalism was expressed through music performances during the 2020 campaign rallies. It does so by sampling one famous song within the opposition, Tunataka Nchi Yetu (We want our country), which was played in all the three major opposition rallies I observed in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar, élections 2020 : Stratégie de l’écrasement et de la terreur

Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ. Mambo! Vol. XVII (5), 2020. Depuis le retour du multipartisme en 1992, aucune élection générale à Zanzibar n’avait connu un tel niveau d’intimidation brutale des électeurs par les forces de l’ordre, de violence physique envers l’opposition et de fraude flagrante que celles qui viennent de se tenir au mois d’octobre 2020. Cet essai vise à expliquer les raisons de cette répression généralisée au regard de la place de Zanzibar au sein de la Tanzanie, des revendications de l’opposition et de la nature du régime tanzanien.

Pastoralists’ Struggles for Land Rights, Tanzania

Aline C. RABELO. Mambo! vol. XVI (12), 2019. After several years in the Tanzanian courts, without any favourable resolutions, four pastoralist Maasai villages from Loliondo area decided to file a case against the government at the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in 2017, now motivated by new evictions that happened that year. Filing a lawsuit collectively in this judicial level is unprecedented in the history of the Tanzanian pastoralist and hunter-gatherer peoples.

Commemorating Nyerere, Celebrating Magufuli in Tanzania

Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ, Mambo! Vol. XVI (11), 2019. In Tanzania, since 1999, every 14th of October—Nyerere Day’s statutory holiday—celebrates Julius Nyerere, the Father of the Nation. But 2019 associates a round number, 20 years, with a re-election stake for Tanzania’s current president, John Magufuli.

Commémorer Nyerere, célébrer Magufuli en Tanzanie

Marie-Aude FOUÉRÉ. Mambo! Vol. XVI (11), 2019. En Tanzanie, depuis 1999, chaque 14 octobre (jour férié de Nyerere Day) est l’occasion de célébrer Julius Nyerere, le père de la nation. Mais 2019 a la particularité d’associer un chiffre rond, vingt ans, à un enjeu de réélection pour le président actuel, John Magufuli.

School Micropolitics on the Coast of Tanganyika, 1930s

Florence WENZEK. Mambo! Vol. XVI (10), 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.

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?...

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