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Of "Feasts and Riots"
A book review of Jonathan Glassman's "Feasts and Riot".
# 137006 | 1,500 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (African) , Literature (General)

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This paper is a book review of a text describing the complex social history of the region of east Africa known as the Swahili coast, an area perhaps 200 miles long near the island of Zanzibar, where in 1888, an attempt by German colonialists to assert control led to a rebellion which set up a rebel-run state that held itself out against German control for nearly a year. The book looks at the complex background to this rebellion, although, in this writer's opinion, not entirely successfully.

From the Paper:

"Along the east coast of Africa, for roughly one hundred miles to the north and to the south of the island of Zanzibar, lies the area that Jonathan Glassman in "Feasts and Riot" refers to as the Swahili coast, after the language that predominates in that area. During the late nineteenth century, these peoples went through a series of severe social dislocations. The term "social dislocations" is an awkward one, and as Glassman explains in his preface, one of the critical problems of studying the people of this region during this period is that the struggles among the various social groups along the Swahili Coast during this period do..."

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