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Hatim Amiji

THE BOHRAS OF EAST AFRICA BY HATIM AMIJI (University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.) ' INTRODUCTION The Bohras are among the earliest Asian immigrants to East Africa and are found mainly in the larger urban areas as shopkeepers, land- lords, craftsmen, artisans and professionals. They belong

K. Bissmann

Industrial Worker in East Africa K. BISSMANN Institute of Empirical Sociology, Saarbrücken, West-Germany S INCE the end of the second world war Africa has changed considerably and this change is continuing. Industrialisation is playing a major part in this change and is breaking down the

Andrea Montella

customs. As Mortimer Wheeler on August 22, 1955, stated, “The history of Oriental Africa was written by Chinese celadon”. 7 The East African Coast and Swahili Culture The East African Coast, also known as the Swahili Coast, stretches over 2,500 kilometres from Somalia to Mozambique, and from the


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Kai Kresse

‘SWAHILI ENLIGHTENMENT’? EAST AFRICAN REFORMIST DISCOURSE AT THE TURNING POINT: THE EXAMPLE OF SHEIKH MUHAMMAD KASIM MAZRUI 1 by KAI KRESSE (University of St Andrews) ABSTRACT This article discusses Sheikh Muhammad Kasim Mazrui, an in uential yet largely ignored Ž gure within East African

G. John Measey and Olivier Gaborieau

Animal Biology , Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 45-56 (2004) Ó Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004. Also available online - Termitivore or detritivore? A quantitative investigation into the diet of the East African caecilian Boulengerula taitanus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) OLIVIER

Nigel Price

Nematology , 2006, Vol. 8(6), 801-817 Forum article The banana burrowing nematode, Radopholus similis (Cobb) Thorne, in the Lake Victoria region of East Africa: its introduction, spread and impact Nigel S. P R I C E ∗ 46 Amberley Drive, Goring by Sea, West Sussex BN12 4QH, UK Received: 31 March

Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Fernando Díez-Martín, Audax Mabulla, Luis Luque, Luis Alcalá, Antonio Tarriño, José Antonio López-Sáez, Rebeca Barba and Pastory Bushozi

Ongoing archaeological research at North Lake Eyasi has produced a wealth of information, including a new hominid fossil and several archaeological sites dating to the end of the Middle Pleistocene. One of the sites (WB9) has been excavated and has produced evidence of multiple processes in its formation, including evidence of functional associations of stone tools and faunal remains which are scarce for this time period. The stone tool industry is based on a core and flake industry, which is not very diagnostic and attributed to MSA. Earlier heavy-duty tools classified as Sangoan may derive from the underlying Eyasi Beds. The stratigraphic provenience of previous fossil hominids is unknown. Surface collections from the Eyasi lake, thus, comprise two different sets of stone tools and fossils, which can only be clearly differentiated in the field. This advises against the use of previously curated collections as a homogeneous sample. Earlier definitions of the Njarasa industry should be revised. This work presents results on the paleoecology of the area and of its paleontological and archaeological information, with special reference to the excavation of WB9, the most complete site discovered in the area so far. This contributes to the limited information available about site functionality and hominid subsistential behaviour in East Africa during the end of the Middle Pleistocene. A technological study from WB9 also shows the variability of stone tool traditions at this time.

Mbele, Joseph L.

Islam is widespread in East Africa, especially on the coast and on adjacent islands, where it is the dominant religion. Before the coming of Islam, however, the people of East Africa had their own system of values and beliefs, in which women played prominent roles. The Zaramo of Tanzania, for

Svetlana Gaidashova, Bruno Delvaux, Piet van Asten and Dirk De Waele

Nematology , 2009, Vol. 11(6), 883-894 Relationship between soil properties, crop management, plant growth and vigour, nematode occurrence and root damage in East African Highland banana-cropping systems: a case study in Rwanda Svetlana V. G AIDASHOVA 1 , 2 , ∗ , Piet VAN A STEN 3 , Dirk D E W