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Zanzibar Reconciliation (Episode 5): A Chat With Professor Abdul Sheriff on Historical Perspectives

In the CHAT today, history professor Abdul Sheriff, is talking on the historical perspectives of reconciliations in Zanzibar, emphasizing on the need for a such cosmopolitan society to embrace the spirit of tolerance, harmony and co-existence.

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The Fallen House of Wonders: A Chat with Professor Sheriff

The Zanzibar iconic building which stood as a symbol of the 19th century renaissance, commonly known as Jumba la Maajabu (Kiswahili), Beit Al ‘Ajaib (Arabic) and House of Wonders in English, has fallen down. For people who know the real value of this piece of art, this is a great loss. Professor Abdul Sheriff, one of the few renowned historians, is joining me in this chat.

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Zanzibar Reconciliation (Episode 3): A Chat with Prof. Ziddy on the Islamic Perspectives

Zanzibar is not governed by Islamic Laws, but its society is almost 95% Muslim. Logically, we might think that their daily activities would have reflected this reality – dos and donts according to Islamic values and orientations. But where does their political reconciliation stand on this environment? Professor Issa Ziddy from the State University of Zanzibar is joining me in our today’s episode.

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Zanzibar Reconciliation (Episode 2): A Chat With Ismail Jussa on the WHY

Apart from big questions on “the HOW” and “the WHEN” about Zanzibar Reconciliation, another most important question is “the WHY” of what they call Maridhiano in Kiswahili. In this chat, I am joined by Ismail Jussa, one of the few politicians who has been a part of almost every political reconciliation between polarised parts in Zanzibar.