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Revolution In Zanzibar by Donald Petterson
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Oct 27, 15

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs, africa, tanzania

This book is great! It gives a American diplomatic eye-view of the scene in Zanzibar before, during, and after the revolution.

Is it totally accurate? I would really have no easy way to verify it anyways. Is it biased? Perhaps. But from everything I can see, Donald does a fine job and seems to report things very fairly.

He seems to be more concerned about reporting facts than putting a "spin" on things or giving interpretations, which is a good thing! Far from being "bland", this book is written very well and did a fine job of captivating my attention.

Please do yourself a favour, if you are interested in the often turbulent history and politics of East Africa, get this book!
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