The image above is from a Master Plan for Dar es Salaam, developed by Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners in 1949. It is certainly not a picture of Swahili Street. More likely it is around Mkwepu Street, near the present day Azam outlet. When I’m next in town, I’ll be sure to have my camera and take some snaps of Swahili Street.

Peter Bofin



8 responses to “About

  1. Thought about who you are – all the way from Moshi to Tanga. Now I know!! Good – you’re back!

  2. Came across your blog by chance – and I am liking it, Peter!

  3. Hi Peter and thanks for the plug for TN! The photo is pretty amazing, I’d keep it!

    • You’re welcome Rhodri. Some people arrive here having searched for ‘terra nullius rhodri williams’ . And then they leave! Which is the point, I guess. You’re right about the pic

  4. Lindsay Robinson

    Hi Peter! I just heard about all of the fuss over the monkey/baboon issue (I know I’m a little late to the party! I’ve been finishing up a degree), and I wanted to respond to your comment about lack of citation. The JOD insists on having a short list of citations, so the newspaper articles we used as background did not make it to the final publication (the list is around 3 pages long). The specific citation I recorded for this particular story, however, is the following: Khamis Hamad, Uhuru, “Mrema reportedly bought 110m shillings of ‘mbege’ for his voters in last year’s civic elections and hired monkey for 20m shillings” May 1, 2005.

  5. Thanks Lindsay, I have now updated the post with that reference.

  6. Blood-Ink-Diary

    Aha! A wonderful blog! How I miss Dar – my red earth. Blessings to you for the posts.
    Uhuru na Umoja!

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