One 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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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.
Nuwairah 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.