Islamic Zanzibar: Between the Indian Ocean and the African Mainland

Through a discourse on religious difference, Zanzibar's belonging to both the Indian Ocean and the Tanzanian mainland is enacted and challenged. While Zanzibar is often described as a space of encounter forming a cosmopolitan society, I argue in this contribution for attention to moments of dif...

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Published in:Journal of Africana religions
Main Author: Nieber, Hanna
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: The Pennsylvania State University Press [2019]
In:Journal of Africana religions
Year: 2019, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Pages: 131-137
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Through a discourse on religious difference, Zanzibar's belonging to both the Indian Ocean and the Tanzanian mainland is enacted and challenged. While Zanzibar is often described as a space of encounter forming a cosmopolitan society, I argue in this contribution for attention to moments of differentiation that these encounters evoke.
ISSN:2165-5413
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of Africana religions