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Tanzania: A lecture in East-African history

Louder than Swahili offers an in-depth description of the town of Bagamoyo, which is one of the oldest towns in Tanzania on the coast at the Indian Ocean. She starts by saying: “Bagamoyo is not just a town of different cultures. It is a microcosm of East African history: Arabs and Indians established the trade; The African population were either shipped off as slaves or they worked at the plantations, in the salt mines or as fishermen; The European explorers went through on their way to and from the African continent: Later came the missionaries, the German colonizers, and today the tourists”.

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