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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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shotgun house

marigny-house-draw-1f-smArchitectural inspirations in wondrous New Orleans.

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face of the king

face-of-the-king-duka-mafiaI never cease to be inspired by the ingenuity, creativity and occasional surrealism of Tanzania’s dukas. This from Utende, Mafia Island.

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anjuman islamiaThe 1920s saw two ambitious attempts to bring together Dar’s disparate Muslim communities. Anjuman Islamia, founded by Muhammad Omar Abbasi, a Sunni newspaper publisher, was backed chiefly by Punjabi funding and acted as a social welfare body which also sought to coordinate Islamic affairs.

Sadly this 1937 building on Bibi Titi Mohamed Road was demolished in recent weeks.

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habib punja starThis building stood on the corner of Aggrey Street and Indira Gandhi Road until its demolition in 2008. Habib Punja was one of Dar’s leading Asian businessmen in the 1930s and 40s. Starting as a retailer, he set up a soap factory in 1933, moved into milling in 1941 and later acquired interest in building materials and urban property. The family also built the Sun and Sands Hotel (now accomodation for Selander Bridge Police).

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who’s got the power?

vx got the power

… and the real VXs… correlation?

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foleniAsante sana to goethe-institut and everyone who came to the exhibition opening! The show continues until June 8th. Karibuni wote.

(foleni – kiswahili term for traffic jams, derived from Dar drivers tendency to create ‘four lanes’ out of one where possible… or impossible)

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