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Translocal Experiences and Intersecting Mobilities

Reflections on Motility and Actual and Imagined Movability in Contemporary Zanzibar

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Kjersti Larsen

political, economic and technological conditions have affected (im)mobility and, in turn, impacted on this particular life-world. Translocality is seen to encompass different modes of intersecting mobilities, and is thus approached as “an embodied practice either as a way of living a life in different

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Francesca Declich

human diversity,” or even “a sense of living beyond the mundane collective boundaries of everyday life.” 70 Merchants and their networks in the western Indian Ocean developed cosmopolitan attitudes underpinned by a legal culture, which was itself part of a translocal “grammar” for mutual understanding

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Ida Hadjivayanis

marriage, but a highly permeable population whose common factor is cultural in nature … an identity which is neither tribal nor racial but an alternative socio-political structure which is more appropriate for urban living. 1 This is echoed by Horton and Middleton who point out that “the Swahili have many

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Daniela Moreau

living between the sea and the desert emerges in the images made by Fortier in 1906, as well as a very accurate (probably unintentionally) record of that specific historical moment. I guessed the material would interest him. As we know, one of the many innovative contributions Moraes Farias made to West

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Jan Jansen

and viewed as respectful. A few examples illustrate the griots’ disinterest in formal education of text memorisation: Over a period of sixteen years, I often talked with Lansiné Diabaté (1926–2007) about his work and his life. In that period, he never expressed to me any concern that the Sunjata epic

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Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias and Benedetta Rossi

the morning a lecture given by, say, Evans-Pritchard, or Jack Goody, or John Hunwick, and listen in the afternoon to a talk by a professor from Prague, Moscow, Beijing, Dakar, Ibadan, Khartoum, Havana, or Hamburg, or by an African American professor from Harvard … The student body was highly motivated

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Mohamed Ahmed Saleh

for an adventure In search of a better life And a dignified future Our people are united In peace and social grace Cape Verde, small beloved country Creed of love and nostalgia Atlantic Paradise In fact, the geographical dispersion characterizing the population of the Cape Verde Islands has a lot of