Planning and Replanning Ng’ambo – Zanzibar

Antoni S Folkers (2014). Planning and Replanning Ng’ambo – Zanzibar. SAJAH, ISSN 0258-3542, volume 29, number 1, 2014: 39-53


The planning of Zanzibar was taken into hands by the British colonial administration in order to develop a neatly segregated modern city. In this process, the historic eastern part of the city, Ng’ambo, was stigmatized as the informal, native quarter, as opposed to the elite part of the city, ‘Stone Town’. Notwithstanding the multiple attempts to replace Ng’ambo with a planned modernist quarter, Ng’ambo resisted and developed its own modernity.


Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher South African Journal of Art History
Year 2014
Author(s) Antoni S Folkers
ISSN 0258-3542
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