A Dedication To a Beautiful People

26th December 2010

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Flag of Tanzania

Flag of Tanzania

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26th December 2010

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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. 

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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26th December 2010

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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.

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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26th December 2010

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A woman apart of the monument to the Arabic Slave Trade in Zanzibar.

A woman apart of the monument to the Arabic Slave Trade in Zanzibar.

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26th December 2010

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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. 

A man featured who is apart of the monument to the Arabic Slave Trade in Zanzibar which didn’t end until 1897

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26th December 2010

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Man from Zanzibar, an island apart of the nation Tanzania

Man from Zanzibar, an island apart of the nation Tanzania

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