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Feasts and Riot: Revelry, Rebellion, & Popular Consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856-1888
In 1888 a handful of German adventurers bungled an attempt to conquer the Muslim towns of the East African coast. They were expelled almost immediately, but their intrusion sparked a political crisis that led to the collapse of all civil authority in the Swahili towns. Feasts and Riot traces the background to that crisis, using the events of 1888 as a window through which ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 6th 1995 by Heinemann Educational Books
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