June 08-25, 2021, Field Research in Tanzania

From June 08 to June 25, 2021 Banshchikova Anastasia Alekseevna, Bryndina Valentina Nikolaevna and Ivanchenko Oksana Vasilievna conducted an expedition to Tanzania. This visit was a continuation of a study dedicated to Tanzanians’ cultural memories about the XIX century Arab-Swahili slave trade. This time the geography of the research was extended to southern regions of the country. The following locations were visited: Mtwara, Mikindani, Lindi, Nevala, Kilwa Kivinje, Kilwa Masoko, Kilwa Kisiwani, Songo Mnara, Utete, Masasi, Lukuledi, Mtandani, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. As a result, 30 interviews were taken, including 10 in Swahili. In addition to the interviews, many historical monuments related to both Arab rule and European colonization were examined. The project was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant 20-09-00361 "Cultural memory of the XIX century Arab slave trade and its influence on interethnic relations in modern Tanzania."