Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Arabic for either "Haven of Peace" or "Harbor of Peace", was founded by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar around 1860.


Short Bibliography:

Anthony, David Henry III. “Culture and Society in a Town in Transition: A People’s History of Dar es Salaam, 1865-1939.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983.

Brennan, James R. "Nation, Race, and Urbanization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1916-1976". Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 2002.

Burton, Andrew. “Wahuni (The Undesirables): African urbanization, crime, and colonial order in Dar es Salaam, 1919-1961.” Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 2000.

Iliffe, John. A Modern History of Tanganyika. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Leslie, J. A. K.  A Survey of Dar es Salaam. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.

Sutton, J. E. G. “Dar es Salaam: a sketch of a hundred years.” Tanzania Notes and Records 71 (1970), pp. 1-19.

Vassanji, M. G. The Gunny Sack. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1989.


Web Resources:

go2africa.com on Dar es Salaam

geographia on Tanzania

Columbia Univeristy African Studies on Tanzania