The Race Series: The Whipping Post

Tebogo gives a very broad observation of Stone Town and discusses slavery and the teaching of European history in Africa. This is a really insightful article.

The Amateur's Quill

So we went to Tanzania, as I mentioned in my previous post. And it was truly a fun, mixed bag of an experience. I learned things I didn’t even know existed to be learned, made a friend and realised changes about myself which were unsettling yet true.

Where to begin?

It turns out, we were not in Tanzania at all. We landed on the 4th of August and made our way to the hotel, a pretty spot on a beach about 2 hours (?) away. Walking towards the shore, we instantly saw the bluest water my landlocked self had ever seen.

The following day, we took a walk through Stone Town, accompanied by a tour guide who told us all sorts of things we were horrified to hear. He told us about the people who were kidnapped from nearby villages and enslaved by Arab traders. The captives were transported to…

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