Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere

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Meier, Prita, author.

Swahili port cities : the architecture of
elsewhere / Prita Meier.

pages cm — (African expressive
cultures)

Includes bibliographical references and
index.

ISBN 978–0–253–01909–7 (cloth : alk.
paper) — ISBN 978–0–253–01915–8 (pbk. :
alk. paper) — ISBN 978–0–253–01917–2
(ebook) 1. Architecture and society—
Africa, East. 2. Stone buildings—Africa,
East. 3. Port cities—Africa, East. 4.
Islamic architecture—Africa, East.

I. Title. II. Series: African expressive
cultures.

NA2543.S6.M48 2016

720.1’03—dc23

2015033413

1 2 3 4 5 21 20 19 18 17 16

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - The Place in-between 1
  • One - Difference Set in Stone Place and Race in Mombasa 26
  • Two - A "Curious" Minaret Sacred Place and the Politics of Islam 66
  • Three - Architecture out of Place the Politics of Style in Zanzibar 102
  • Four - At Home in the World Living with Transoceanic Things 139
  • Conclusion - Trading Places 179
  • Appendix 189
  • Notes 191
  • Bibliography 211
  • Index 221
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