By Sandy Prita Meier

On the Swahili coast of East Africa, huge stone homes, tombs, and mosques mark the border sector among the inner of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal atmosphere and exhibits how an African mercantile society created a spot of cosmopolitan longing. Meier knows structure as greater than how to remake neighborhood area. quite, the structure of this liminal sector used to be an expression of the will of coastal population to belong to locations past their homeports. right here structure embodies sleek rules and social identities engendered through the come upon of Africans with others within the Indian Ocean world.

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