Taifa

Taifa

Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania

eBook - 2012
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Taifa is a story of African intellectual agency, but it is also an account of how nation and race emerged out of the legal, social, and economic histories in one major city, Dar es Salaam. Nation and race-both translatable as taifa in Swahili-were not simply universal ideas brought to Africa by European colonizers, as previous studies assume. They were instead categories crafted by local African thinkers to make sense of deep inequalities, particularly those between local Africans and Indian immigrants. Taifa shows how nation and race became the key political categories to guide colonial and.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
ISBN: 9780821444177
0821444174
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages)

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