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Tippu Tip; a Swahili-Zanzibari trader of mixed descent, a notorious slave trader, plantation owner and governor. He led many trading expeditions into East-Central Africa, involving the slave trade.
By 1895, he had acquired “seven shambas [plantations] and 10,000 slaves.
He also met and helped several famous western explorers of the African continent, including Henry Morton Stanley whose legacy of death and destruction in the Congo region is considered an inspiration for Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, detailing atrocities inflicted upon the natives.
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The slaves were chained together and used to carried ivory back to Bagamoyo. The name Bagamoyo means ‘lay down your heart;’ because it was here that slaves would abandon hope of freedom. Slaves who survived the long trek from the interior were crammed into boats bound for Zanzibar, and paraded for sale like cattle in the Slave Market.
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A woman apart of the monument to the Arabic Slave Trade in Zanzibar.
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A man featured who is apart of the monument to the Arabic Slave Trade in Zanzibar which didn’t end until 1897.