Ng'ambo is the lesser known "other side" of Zanzibar Town. During the British Protectorate the area was designated as the Native Quarters; today it is set to become the new city center of Zanzibar's capital. Local and international perceptions of the cultural and historical importance of Ng'ambo have for a long time remained overshadowed by the social and cultural divisions created during colonial times. One thing is certain: despite its limited international fame and lack of recognition of its importance, Ng'ambo has played and continues to play a vital role in shaping the urban environment of Zanzibar Town. This atlas presents over hundred years of Ng'ambo's history and urban development through maps, plans, surveys and images, and provides insights into its present-day cultural landscape.
About the Authors
Architect and journalist
Berend van der Lans is co-founder of the ArchiAfrika foundation, whose goal is to put African architecture and urbanism on the world map, and co-founder of African Architecture Matters.
Other Titles in ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
Art M. Blake
Apr 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text