language barriers. The lack of enforcement of environmental law in Zanzibar can to some extent be attributed to some of these factors as portrayed below. 1.1 Zanzibar’s Environmental Profile The Island of Zanzibar (which also includes the sister Island of Pemba and other comparatively small Islets

In: The African Review
Author: Hans Olsson

Some cars and pikipiki (vespas) are driving by on the dusty road outside the small and newly opened shop in one of Zanzibar Town’s suburbs. Some kids on their way home from school stop, buy some sweets from the neatly displayed candy table, pay, and go on. The lady behind the counter smiles

In: Mission Studies
Three-Terminal Cultural Corridor in the Western Indian Ocean (1799-1856)
Winner of the Society for Arabian Studies Grant in 2003. This study examines a view '‘from outside’ of the three terminals: Makran, Muscat and Zanzibar which is a partial one in the history of the western Indian Ocean. Such themes are, however, essential when viewed against the background of Anglo-French rivalry in the Gulf and Indian Ocean during the first half of the nineteenth century, and are central to numerous debates. The methodological perspective, therefore, whilst concerned with oriental figures and events, is still largely based on sources in western languages precisely because it concentrates on the relations between Saʾ īd bin Sulṭān Āl Bū Saʾ īdī (r. 1806-1856), the Arab-Omani sovereign of Muscat and Zanzibar, and Europe, and on Baluch presence in Oman and in East Africa.
Author: Said N. Said

1 Introduction and Scope of the Article The United Republic of Tanzania was formed by uniting two separate sovereign states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar on 26th April 1964. Tanganyika attained independence on 09th December 1961, and Zanzibar on 10th December 1963. On the 12th January 1964

In: African Journal of Legal Studies
Author: Hans Olsson
In Jesus for Zanzibar: Narratives of Pentecostal (Non-)Belonging, Islam, and Nation Hans Olsson offers an ethnographic account of the lived experience and socio-political significance of newly arriving Pentecostal Christians in the Muslim majority setting of Zanzibar. This work analyzes how a disputed political partnership between Zanzibar and Mainland Tanzania intersects with the construction of religious identities.

Undertaken at a time of political tensions, the case study of Zanzibar’s largest Pentecostal church, the City Christian Center, outlines religious belonging as relationally filtered in-between experiences of social insecurity, altered minority / majority positions, and spiritual powers. Hans Olsson shows that Pentecostal Christianity, as a signifier of (un)wanted social change, exemplifies contested processes of becoming in Zanzibar that capitalizes on, and creates meaning out of, religious difference and ambient political tensions.
Author: Hans Olsson

maombi ) in order to fight the evil powers ( nguvu za giza ) seen to be ruling over the Zanzibar archipelago, they are going to war. In the hours that follow, afflicted people are delivered from (evil) spirits and forceful intersession prayers invoke the protective power of Jesus—not only to safeguard

In: Faith in African Lived Christianity
Author: Kjersti Larsen

Introduction In Zanzibar spirits are material and yet truly immaterial. They form part of everyday and mundane life, and yet they are extraordinary. When attention is turned toward spirits and particularly toward relationships between humans and spirits, a complete life world unfolds. These

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Hans Olsson

1 Introduction 1 It is a sunny, humid, Sunday afternoon in Kariakoo, Zanzibar Town, and people leave the yellow church building in a steady flow for the open courtyard behind the church. The 800 or so attending the three-hour-long service gather in the shade of yellow oleander trees to

In: Exchange

-abolition Zanzibar Journal of African History, 39 i (1998) pp.63-94 HANAK, Irmi Language, gender and the law: divorce in the context of Muslim family law in Zanzibar African Languages and Cultures, 9 i (...

Author: Flavia Aiello

contesto letterario, socio-culturale e politico dell’odierna Tanzania. Vuta n’kuvute: temi fondamentali Il romanzo, ambientato a Zanzibar 2 durante il periodo coloniale, ha come protagonisti Yasmin, una giovane di origine indiana, 3 e Denge, un attivista impegnato nella lotta per l

In: Annali Sezione Orientale