Mombasa was an important port along the East African coast since Ibn Battuta's travels of the 14th century. It remains the busiest harbor of East Africa today.

Short Bibliography:

Cooper, Frederick. On the African waterfront : urban disorder and the transformation of work in colonial Mombasa. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.

de Blij, Harm. Mombasa, an African city. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968,

Kindy, Hyder. Life and politics in Mombasa. Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1972.

Mazrui, Al-Amin bin Ali. The history of the Mazrui dynasty of Mombasa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Strobel, Margaret. Muslim women in Mombasa, 1890-1975. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Swartz, Marc J. The way the world is: cultural processes and social relations among the Mombasa Swahili. Berkeley: Univeristy of California Press, 1991.

Willis, Justin. Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.


Web Resources:

Mombasa Online

Mombasa Sports Club history