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Mzee Kibanana

mzee-banana-house-drawOne of the most majestic buildings on Pangani’s now sleepy India Street, Mzee Kibanana’s house is a legacy of the Asian merchants who traded ivory, sugar, copra and other goods here from the mid 19th century onwards.

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demolished-dar-print-smCan an African city that is intent on forging ahead economically hold onto its architectural heritage while encouraging new development?

Asks Julia Vitullo-Martin in her piece about Dar at untapped cities.

New print of ten of Dar’s demolished buildings now available at the green room, dar.

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karibu brooklyn!

SL mocada flier

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nuwairah

baga-beach-dhow-bgNuwairah knew that if the day ever came to claim her prize, she would come home with a boatload of possibilities. Her insides did flips at the thought of it. It was all so glorious, the idea of being out there on a handsome dhow with no boundaries in sight. Just the spray from the waves and the salty air and an endless stretch of maybes.

excerpt from ‘The Prize’ by Diana Nyakyi

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dulla-services-kilwa-bgYou can now follow Street Level on facebook too!

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call for writers

sea-writersFollowing on from ‘Street Level’,  ‘Sea Level’ is a new body of work portraying the architectural and cultural heritage of coastal Tanzania.

The artwork will focus on the architecture of key historic coastal towns of Tanga, Pangani, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar Stone Town, Kilwa, Lindi and Mikindani as well as the typical styles, environment and livelihoods of the Swahili coast.

It is envisioned that the body of work will evolve into the creation of a book. As such, writers are invited to submit short creative pieces for consideration – maximum 850 words each.

Not wanting to constrict creativity, the brief is broad – writing can be prose or poetry and inspired by any aspect of life on the Tanzanian coast – past and present. Initial deadline for submissions is March 31st 2013.

For more information please email sarahindar@gmail.com.

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safari time

water carrier

Dar Sketches is heading to the States for some Street Level book events – so anyone in the Washington area – karibu sana! Busboys and Poets 1st Nov, Library of Congress 2nd, Smithsonian Museum of African Art 3rd.

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