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Street Level third edition is now available!

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wazee

four-mzee-y-col-small-wWatching the world go by in Dar

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gleaming towers

bus-stop-duka-copyThe layered histories of Dar es Salaam are slowly erased as these buildings come down and their residents are forced out. Many may end up in the unplanned neighbourhoods that house 70% of the city’s inhabitants, where poverty dictates that tea-leaves and sugar are sold by the spoonful. In their place are gleaming towers, whose enclosed facades provide no glimpses of lived lives, except your own reflection that they throw back at you.

Excerpt from writing by Knut Myhre (to be included in the 3rd edition of Street Level fingers crossed!)

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dar es salaam bookshop

asgari-building-draw-with-sky-smAllegedly the oldest bookshop in Tanzania, the Dar es Salaam bookshop has been in this building on Makunganya Street since it opened in 1935.

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lonely chairs

askari-chair-jun17-flat-smAskari chairs are increasingly lonely in Uhindini now that restaurant chairs on pavements have apparently been banned.

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the salama building

salama-building-draw-smA gem on Aggrey Street. If anyone has any information or stories about this building or street please share!

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