Guest Book Volume 8
Date: 12 Nov 2009
Please send an e-mail to Barghash@msn.com if you know BACCHI ALBERTO. Thank you
Date: 11 Nov 2009
SALAAM KAKA KAZI NI NZURI SANA INAFURAHISHA NA KUSIKITISHA MBALI NA YOTE HIVI ZNZ ILIWEZA KUWASHA STREET LIGHT ENZI HIZO ? HIVI LEO BAADA YA MIAKA ARUBAINI NA USHEE HATUNA HATUNANI INASIKITISHA. WA ZNZ TUSAMEHEYANE KWA YALIO PITA TUJENGE NCHI YETU .
Date: 11 Nov 2009
Hy , does anybody know where we can buy some Kangas ? Thanks , Patrick 11.11.09
Date: 03 Nov 2009
Salaam a very good website and a lot of information about zanzibar. I just came across such a brilliant site and wish you success in siting this web. Hope you will continue updatting especially immigrating of indians and arabs . I would request permission from you for using picture and quatations from your site to our Yahoo EACircle group which i would like to share to our members. My e-mail adress ........ please dont publish my email adress. thanks Mustafa Rehmtulla, Muunguja born and lived in Zanzibar. Now i am in Sweden
Date: 03 Jun 2009
mimi nauliza ni kwa nini waarabu zanzibar walikua wanawauza watu weusi tu? na je mwenyez mungu ameruhusu mwanaadam kumuuza mwanaadam mwenziwe
Date: 01 Jun 2009
hi i have found a document to show that 5th grand daughter of one Bhangwe Bhambwimbwi who was a slave taken from malawi to zanzibar then india and them make a return to ujiji and join the fight against free slaves, i have the photos and i think its soo real his history my uncle told me that he found in the scotland museum, am a desendant of this old boy i think its better to include his history where necessary- maxwell kombe email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 29 May 2009
i am 15, born in tanzania i lived in dar for 7 years until i movd to england, i used to visit zanzibar as my parents were born there. i luved the the beautiful scnery and the crystal clear sea. i miss zanzibar and hope that i can cm home someday. thnx barghash for this site it remins me of the true nature of zanzibar.
Date: 26 Apr 2009
The web site on Zanzibar is facinating and very interesting. Our relations as community from India(from Kutch Gujarat) is almost over 100 years old. Our people had very good relations with the ruling families of Zanzibar at that time. However, unfortunately nothing is mentioned in this site about gujarati or kutchi people. We even have books published about Zanzibar in Gujarati Language describing the deep trade relations between Zanzibar and Kutch in those days. However, the site gives lots of information but it is incomplete as many firms were working in Zanzibar in those days.
Date: 23 Apr 2009
TUNAMSHUKURU MWENYEZI MUNGU NA KUTOA MKONO WA POLE KWA NDUGU NAWAZEE WA MAREHEMU WALIO POTEZA MAISHA YAO KWA AJLI YA JAHAZI ILO WAKA MOTO WALIPO KUA SAFARINI WAKITOKEA TANGA KUELEKEA KISIWA CHA PEMBA MSIBA NI WETU SOTE WAZANZIBARI MWENYEZI MUNGU AWALAZE PEMA MAREHEMU AMEN
Date: 22 Mar 2009
Zanzibar is in my blood.nimezaliwa na nimekulia malindi.
Date: 18 Mar 2009
The problem in Unguja unlike other stone towns is mainly this i think, In other stone towns even some places in unguja, we have the patricians and non-patricians (nasiba or nasib), we also have owners of the town as well as watu wa mji (waUnguja), and finally the visitors, wageni have no authority to interfere with the business of the waUnguja. Is my bwana Hassani Sahel, hujambo kila kwaheri
Date: 13 Mar 2009
Salaam kwa wote. Nawaunga mkono wote mliotoa maoni yenu hapa, hata hivyo kuna vitu nadhani ni muhimu kuvifikiria na kuvikubali. nikuwa Zanzibar inapaswa kuwa huru kikamilifu.. ikiwa imepata uhuru wake kutoka mikononi mwa yeyote aliyekuwa, kwa namna yeyote ilivyokuwa, hakuna awezaye kurudisha muda nyuma wala hakuna uwezekano wa klipiza kisasi. Zanzibar haitakuwa Zanzibar inayotarajiwa au kufikiriwa kuwa endapo Zanzibar itaendelea kuburuzwa na kuwa katika utumwa wa fikr zetu. sisi kuwa na fikra za kisasi na kutaka kueneza chuki ni utumwa ambao umesababisha machafuko yote tunayoyaona duniani. hvi tunadhani Zanzibar na Wazanzibari watapendeza kwa kuwa na nyuso za kununa zinazosema hatukutendewa hak, tumeonewa, tumepotoshwa historia yetu ya mapinduzi au?? nadhani Zanzibar na wazanzibari watapendeza na kupendwa na kila mtu wakiwa na nyuso za furaha na mioyo iliyo imara, simanishi wasisimamie haki zao, ila waangalie namna ya kusimamia. Ikiwa sote twataka kuiona Zanzibar inapendeza bas tuushinde moyo wa chuki na kisasi na tuifikirie Amani iliyoko Tanzania na sifa waliyonayo watanzania popote duniani. na halafu tuidumishe. email@example.com
Date: 11 Mar 2009
Maji yaliyomwagika hayazoleki. Naomba Subhana wa taala awajaaliye watu wa zanzibar kila la kheri na inshallah visiwa hivi viwe bora ulimwenguni kwa kila kitu Amin. Baada ya dhiki si dhiki ni faraj.
Date: 08 Mar 2009
jamani acheni kuongea nakulia tu na tufanyeni kweli, uwezo tuna ,nguvu tunazo tuinasubiri nin i au mnasubiri nini , nani atatutatulia matatizo yetu ni sisi wenyewe . ya llego la hora de la verdad y vamos acomenzar la lucha
Date: 03 Mar 2009
My fellow Zanzibaris, Hope you will agree with me that Zanzibar has never been an independent country except in few minutes, 1963. It was under WHITE colonizers in the past and its now a BLACK colony. Despite how bad were the white wakoloni they at least made Zanzibar excel in many aspects. Look, how prosperous was the Isles - the first to have wireless link with Europe, a railway line, world leading clove producer, to mention a few, of which many African countries hadnt even dreamed about those. Compare with Zanzibar of taday - we are 1000 steps backwards. I feel like the black wakoloni are our worst enemies. Take care!
Date: 17 Feb 2009
salaaamu alaykum, ndugu zangu wazanzibar, kwanza napenda kutoa shukrani zangu za dhati kwa brother barghash MUNGU AKUWEKE BROTHER BARGHASH, najua kua una uchungu sana na ndugu zako ndio ukawa na hima ya kutuandalia chombo hichi muhimu ambacho kinatukusanya wazanzibar,kwakweli mengi yameshaongelewa nayo yote niyamuhimu sana na yanahitaji kutendewa kazi,ila ninachopenda kuwausia ndugu zangu nikua kitu kimoja,tuachane na mambo ya ajabu ajabu ambayo hayana maslahi na maendeleo ya nchi yetu,munaona jinsi wazanzibari tunavodhalilishwa , na nchi yetu inavyoliwa siku hadi siku, na tuliokushafanyiwa kila mtu anayajua siyakurudia rudia ni kuapata mazingatio zaidi,ndugu zangu KITU KINACHOTUUMIZA NIKUA MBALI NA M/MUNGU KWANI MATESO YOTE NA MADHALILISHO YOTE NI ADHABU MUNGU ANATUPA NA KAMA TUNATAKA NUSRA YA KWELI BASI TURUDINI KWA ALLAH,NA MAFANIKIO TUTAYAONA. ndugu barghash kua na moyo huo huo nandugu zako wazanzibar na uzidi kutufaidisha na kutukumbusha tulkokua, na tunaenda wapi? ahsanteni wote. kwa mawasiliano yoyote : firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 17 Jan 2009
the greatest shame is no one face the justice and invaders turns zenji to be their home. brutalizing and push into poverty the good peoples of islands with supported and guiding by the forces of monsters and their gangstar'called himself'mwalim'..enough is enougt..soon the childrens of zanzibar shall sing the songs of freedom and embracing with their exiled brothers and sisters.
Date: 14 Jan 2009
This is FAO Maryam Shaaban Mgambo!... Yes I am the same person that you talk about in Post 748 below (Posted in Mar 2008). I now live in England for past 16 years since marriage. I vaguely remember you. It would be nice to get in touch. Please contact me on email@example.com..and we can exchange details. Hope to hear from you soon Shamim
Date: 12 Jan 2009
Dear Sir, I am writting a book which is a tribute to my Father and his roots. He had orginally lived in Zanzibar. I found your very well informed site and was able to dig out information that would be extremely useful for my book. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I do need your approval before a include any information collected from your site. I will include your name and site in the cover of the book for appreciation. Thank you. Ghafoor
Date: 12 Jan 2009
Leo tena ni tarehe 12/01/2009 hivi sasa Karume na kundi lake wapo Katka viwanja vya gombani pemba wakisheherekea mauaji ya tarehe 12????
Date: 12 Jan 2009
Manahozaaa habari za humu!!!
Date: 03 Jan 2009
ahsante sana kwa majibu ya mail yangu ndugu sahel ana min jazira bemba fiy chake chake ismy hilal
Date: 28 Dec 2008
mzuri bwana mimi hassani sahel, anna min zanzibar fi ras nungwi. sukran jezelan
Date: 23 Dec 2008
ASSALAMA ALAEKUM NDUGU ZANGU WOTE KWANZA NAPENDA KUTOA MKONO WA POLE KWA NDUGU WAMAREHEMU WALIOPOTEZA MAISHA YAO KWA MAUAJI YA KIKATILI MJINI ZANZIBAR PMOJA NA KULAANI VITENDO VYA KUPOTEZA AMANI KATIKA VISIWA VYA ZANZIBAR NAKUFIKIA HALI YA KUKATILIWA KWA WANANCHI WASIOKUA NA HATIA JEE NAWAULIZA WANAUKUBI WEZANGU LAWA HII TUMTUPIA NANI MPAKA VYOMBO VYA HABARI VINAANZA KUPIGA KELELE DUNIANI IKO HAJA KUBWA YA KUFIKIRIWA JAMBO HILI ILI ISIJE IKAAATHIRIKA ZANZIBAR KWA UJUMLA JEE TATIZO HILI WA KULISHUGHULIKIA NI NANI WANA UKUMBI NASUBIRI MAONI YENU AHSANTENI
06 Dec 2008
Good site with good information . thanx
Date: 04 Dec 2008
Hi Bargash This site has great information.. Would liek to have further contact with you Mohammed Riyamy email@example.com
Date: 02 Dec 2008
Hi `Barghash`, I have been sifting through some old papers and have really enjoyed looking at your site again after a long gap. `Zanzibar - May Allen and the East African Slave Trade` is still available if people would like to contact me. Roger and I have not been back to Zanzibar for some years now but I keep in touch with some Zanzibari friends and am raising money to put a roof on the nursery at Bwefum School. All best wishes to you from Yoland@eleventowns.co.uk
Date: 30 Nov 2008
Interesting site. Well done. Ignore idiots like 768.
Date: 30 Nov 2008
ndugu yangu kutoka kisiwa panza jaribu kuwasiliana na mimi na mimi ni mpemba mwenzako nittajaribu kukusaidi kazi yma ubaharia inshaalla web yangu ni hii firstname.lastname@example.org shukran sana usife moyo iko siku mambo yako yatakua mazuri amen
Date: 28 Nov 2008
A great site with a balanced viewpoint... I have a cd of colonial zanzibar compiled by Dr, Barton shuld you be interested.. Philip Mason email@example.com
Date: 28 Nov 2008
assalam alaykum, mimi nimezaliwa katika kisiwa kidogo ndani ya kisiwa kikubwa cha pemba kiitacho kisiwa panza miaka arubaini iliyopita, kwa kweli ndugu zetu mnaoishi nje ya zanzibar mnatuzarau ndugu zenu, hata kama tunahitaji kupata njia za kuepuka maisha ya ziki nakero za hapa zanzibar hatuwezi kupata lakini nasema jamani tutafutieni mtandao wa ajira kama wanavyofanya wenzetu wahindi hapo dubai,oman na nchi zote hizo za (uae)mimi sijasafiri hata nje ya zanzibar na dar es salaam ndio ulaya yangu.sasa ninachoomba tusaidieni kwa ajira mimi sasahivi hata kijio chanishinda eeejamani tawireni msijisifu tu kwenye hii web. lakini wenzenu twafa kwa ziki. kwa hiyo bwana baraghashi naomba kazi popote mimi najuwa komputer, ni mvuvi, ni baharia nimesoma pale DMI dar salama lakini kazi yeyote mimi nataka nisaidieni na mungu atawasaidia. ahsanteni kwa leo firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 15 Nov 2008
Prats xxx xxx xxx xxx! you lot have big mouths. get a life look round you. if that xxx hole was so good what are you cretins living in the western world? Africa I admit was a great place once but the africans screwed it! My advise is before you lot praise Islam and chant your xxx read the Koran .Where does it say you should blow up a plane? Idiots need to be Educated again!
Date: 12 Nov 2008
ZANZIBAR SHOULD REMAINS IN ISLAMIC CULTURE LIKE MALESHIA BECAUSE MOSTLY OF ZANZIBARIS ARE MUSLIMS
Date: 09 Nov 2008
alsalam alykom zanzibar was the center for the arab world in the past,with contious trade with arab conutries and rich with arabic cultures and customs but now zinzibar lost most of this arabic connction,I hope Zanzibar open its arms to the arab world again and binifit culturely and economically.thank you all
Date: 27 Oct 2008
KARUME WAS BIG G-- KARIRWA NA KILA MTU
Date: 08 Oct 2008
Great work. I am working on a documentary on Dr. Walter Rodney, who lectured at the University of Dar es Salaam during the 60's and 70's. I would like to use some of the historical images on your site to show the political context in which Rodney arrived. Images from the Sultanic rule and the revolution. Rodnay arrived at the Univ. in '66. Please let me know about permission for reuse
Date: 18 Sep 2008
WANA UKUMBI MUKO WAPI JITOKEZENI BARAZA INAWASUBIRI NI KWA AJILI YENU BAADA YA SALA YA TARAWEHE KAENI KWENYE BARAZA MUTOE MAONI YENU TUNAYASUBIRI email@example.com
Date: 14 Sep 2008
A ALAEKUM NIPO KWENYE BARAZA KWA MARA NYENGINE TENA NDUGU ZANGU UMRI WANGU NI MIAKA 52 NATAKA KUTOA MEMORY YANGU NILIO KUA NIKIYAKUMBUKA KATIKA MWEZI KAMA HUU WA RAMADHANI MATUNDA YALIKUA SIKU HIZO MENGI SANA KAMA MAEMBE MAFENESI MADAFU NAKUMBUKA WAZEE HUA WANACHELEWA KURUDI NYUMBANI WANAPOKWENDA KUSALI SALA YA TERAWEHE WATOTO TULIKUA TUKICHEZA NA KUFURAHI NA BAADHI YA SIKU TUKIFUATANA NA WAZEE KATIKA SALA YA TARAWEHE WATU WALIKUA NA FURAHA KUPITA KIASI NA FUTARI SANA ZILIZOKUA ZIKILIWA NI MUHOGO NDIZI MASHELISELI KUNDE TAMBI KAIMATI NA WAKINWA UJI AMBAO ULIKUA HAUNA SUKARI WALA MAZIWA NAKUMBUKA DAKU TUKILA SAA ZA USIKU MKUWA SANA LEO SITOKUA NA ZAIDI ILA NAIOMBEA DUA ZANZIBAR NA WAZANZIBARI MOLA AWAPE KILA LA KHERI NA NCHI YETU IBAKIE KATIKA NEEMA NA MAENDELEO MAZURI AMEN NDUGU YENU HILAL SHEKHAN MCT OMAN
Date: 09 Sep 2008
ASALAMA ALAEKUM NDUGU ZANGU WOTE NAITWA HILAL SHEKHAN MZALIWA WA PEMBA TANZANIA KWA HAKIKA WEB HII NI NZURI SANA LAKINI NDUGU ZANGU TUJARIBU KUSAHAU YALIOPITA KWANI WAZEE WETU LISEMA YALIOPITA SI NDWELE GANGA YAJAYO TIUTMIE WEB HII KWA MANENO MAZURI YATAKAYO WAPAFAIDA VIZAZI VYEZI VYETU
Date: 04 Sep 2008
I was born and bread in zanzibar .Moved to dubai,Abudhabi and finaly to accester country Oman. I have always loved zanzibar and keep on visiting every year. Now there is only one type of people there "ZANZIBAR MUSLIMS WITH ONE LANGUAGE SWAHILI" We should forget the past and help this new generation Zanzibaris to have a good future.MAY ALLAH BLESS THESE PEOPLE WHO SUFFERS TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE
Date: 23 Aug 2008
I cried when I saw most beutfuly picture of my zanzibar the land where I was born I just say may Allah give us our Zanzibar
Date: 15 Aug 2008
RESPECT AL KIYUMI
Date: 14 Aug 2008
ASSLAMA ALAEKUM ALL OF YOU ZANZIBARIANS FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MR BARAGHASH FOR OPENING THIS GUEST BARAZA THIS WILL ZANZIBARIANS TO BE VEERY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER I REMEMBER SO MANY WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL MY NAME IS HILAL SHEKHAN I BORN IN SMALL VILALAGE IN PEMBA OF MKUNGU SEVEN MILES FROM CHAKE CHAKE WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IS WE HAVE TO OPEN NEW PAGE FOR OUR BEUTIFUL ISLANDS ZNZ AND PBA WE ZANZIBARIS WE HAVE BUILD OUR LOVELY ISLANDS WE SHOULD REMEMBER BADE WHICH WAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST BECAUSE SOME TIMES WE CAN RACHE IN THE BAD POSITION LIKE RUANDA AND BURUNDI HILAL BUSAIDI@YMAIL.COM
Date: 24 Jul 2008
I am Ram Sidi son of Sidibhai Bhura a vegetable grower at a Shamba ya tipura,Zanzibar.My father used to sell his vegetables at veg market near darajani. We first lived at Machangani near Hoilis road and later moved to Holis Rd in Mohamad Ali Pira Champsi's house .I remember his sons yusuf/pyarelal and mohamad.I also remember my old play mates at mchangani ,memon Abdulwahid,Ramju etc.From Holis Road residence we moved to Sonara Build near petrol pump opp ZNP HQ. I first studied at Sir Euan Smith Madressa and after passing my entrance exams I studied form I and II at King George the VI secondary school.I passed form to and moved to form IIIA but did not have chance to attend the class thanks to John Okello..Our principal was Sir GG Davis.My classs teacher was Miss Burney miss English .Maths teacher D'sousa etc.I left Zanzibar after the bloody revolution and at present I am at Porbandar India. Going to your wonderful site I returned to my child hood where I spent 17 wonderful years.They are now just sweet and nice wonderful dream. Now I have an urge inside me to once visit the beautiful and peaceful island where I spent 17 years of my childhood at Forozani,nazimoja or enjoyed the english/hindi movies at either sultana/empire or the majestic.I am sixty one now but if any one once ask me what was the most memorable and which part of my life i enjoyed the most and cherished and my answer would be my childhood at Zanzibar. It is wonderful site.There may be a few draw back in the site but that can be brushed a side.Overall it is wonderful job.Thank you for reminding me of my wonderful childhood.God bless you.If any one who has played/studied with me or remembers me and wants to contact me I leave my e:mail address :firstname.lastname@example.org
Date 20 July 2008
I am Amma I was born 20 years ago in Zanzibar and I am now in America. I like the Zanzibar way of living.
Date: 19 Jul 2008
f*** okello f*** karume
Date: 29 Apr 2008
Salam Alaykum everybody. I just want to say a little about this modern Zanzibar. Before that let me introduce a bit of my back ground.Im one of the people's child that once called themselves comrades living in exile forsome time like my parents and part of his crew.Well, let me get to the point. The modern Zanzibar is also very fragile because of CCM and CUF. Most of CUF supporters think the most people who have rights within the party are Pembans and that is a big mistakes and very dangerious.The only solution for a better Zanzibar is to remove these two parties of CCM and CUF [edited out] becuse we already know that CCM are ignorants and most of the CUF leaders were among CCM cabinet trying to fool people around BELIEVE ME THE END IS VERY NEAR. CCM will parish and for their own good CUF will rearrange their system or otherwise. CCM(A.S.P) BETRAYED us once and we wont let it happen again. WE LINGER SOMEWHERE WAITING FOR THE ORDER! THE BETTER REVOLUTION IS COMING AND THE KARUME NAME WILL BE [edited out] OUT IN OUR BEAUTIFUL ZANZIBAR AMEN!
Date: 10 Apr 2008
It is a good collection of Zanzibar that is not known to the many of us non Zanzibaris. There is some sort of harmony anongst the people that I don't understand the prevailing hatred. May this compilation bring peace among the people of Zanzibar and Pemba
Date: 04 Apr 2008
Some of my happiest days were spent on Zanzibar. Thank you for the memories.
Date: 30 Mar 2008
Assalam Aleykum If it is not any inconvenience, I want to know more about the Zanzibar Revolution and its effects on the minorities with regards to their persecutions and what forced their migrations to the maniland and other parts of the world. I am referring mainly to the asian, hindu and christian minoroties. Then maybe you can gradually find out more of the arab population that either intermarried or left for oman or the mainland. A great many people died in this period and a great many have never been accounted for. Oppositions have always maintained that Zanzibar has a "Guantanamo Bay" kind of prison for captives where all these missing people have been kept.. We are looking at the past with interest so keep the conversation as intellectual as possible.. I have known many from Zanzibar and they have told me stories that can show what effects can independence have to all the population.. I will look forward to your findings in your articles. It is great to know that you are providing service to Zanzibaris at heart Shukran
Date: 24 Mar 2008
hallo joe? i'm very proud of you for doing great job write about zanzibar.i would like to request you if you can get photos of umma party members which lead by late babu. why people don't add them as revolutionary those guys they were heros plz do me favour get me they're photos. thank you.( habib qulatein)
Date: 18 Mar 2008
My name is Maryam Shaaban Mgambo. I was born in Zanzibar in 1960s. I t was so emotional looking at the images of old Tumekuja school. Growing up in Zanzibar I attended that shool from standard 3 to form 3. I had wonderful and amazing teachers. They guided us the best they can. I stilll remember Maalim Kassim Abdullwakil, Teacher Hazam, Maalim Mohamed ABBAS, Bi Fatma Abbas, Bi Gulshan,Mr Mohamed Aley, Fatma Gharib, Suleiman Senga and more that I have trying so hard to remember their names but still remember their faces and their kindness. I would like to thank them all for their kindness and guidance. They played big roles in making me who I am today. sincerely MARYAM S MGAMBO
Date: 18 Mar 2008
ARE U THE SAME TASNEEM (SHAMEEM0 TAHT I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH. DID YOU ATTEND TUMEKUJA SCHOOL AND LIVED IN BAGHANI? MY NAME IS MARYAM SHAABAN MGAMBO I THINK WE WERE TOGETHER IN TRAINING COLLEGE WITH SULEIMAN MAHMOUD AND NAIMA. REMEMBER ME. I LIVE IN UNITED STATES FOR ALMOST EIGHT YEARS NOW.
Date: 18 Feb 2008
Very usiful memour wwhich can not be forgetable both side Omani / Zanzibar side, I urge ministry of education from both country should have same silubus to keep up teach coming generation what had happened, who involved, where and when it happened so that our lovely history cannot dissapear forever - Suleiman Al Musalmy -18/02/2008.
Date: 31 Jan 2008
I was introduced to your website by my brother. We were born in Zanzibar. I found your information very much upto date. I have learned a lot that I did not know before. My children will read and remember the Zanzibar history and hope they will one day visit it. Thank you so much
Date: 13 Jan 2008
A most gratifying experience to be able to revisit Zanzibar again after so long. In the early fifties I was employed as a mechanical engineer in Dsm. I frequently visited Zanzibar to carry out work in copra mills, and was facinated by what I saw there I spoke some Arabic and that enabled me to learn Kiswahili fluently. I remained there until 1971 and then returned to England. I have so many fond memories of my liife in East Africa, I am now almost 80 years old, and in the proccess of writing a book to enable potential visitors to the East African coast to learn the language, it will be entitled "Kiswahili made easy" I am so pleased to have found this most exiting Web page, It is such a pleasure to be able to re-visit the places that gave me such pleasure all those years ago. Now I can see Zanzbar again without leaving home. My gratefull thanks to you for such a fantastic website.... Graham Morris. email address: email@example.com
Date: 21 Dec 2007
I have learned alot from your web site it is really a good history for our future children. Since I was born in Zanzibar and studied there. Zanzibar is beatiful in nature.
Date: 13 Dec 2007
As a Zanzibari who lives in the west your website brings found memories and a wealth of knowledge with which to educate my children on my culture and history
Date: 27 Nov 2007
I have learned alot here at this website...........thank you.
Date: 18 Nov 2007
WELL IM THE ONE WHO LIKE 2 TALK ABOUTMY COUNTRY ZNZ SO MANY PEOPLE DIE BYTHIS REVOLUTION, AND WHEN THIS REVOLUTION FINISHED WHAT ARE THEY DOING 2 US NOW? WE LIVE LIKE WE R IN HELL ,THIS IS A BULL SHIT, WE R SLAVE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. THEY STEAL EVERY THINGS THEY SEE, WHAT THE **** THEY DOING NOW.GOD PLEASE HELP US ,PLEASE ******* THEM THEY DONT CARE ABOUT US ,WE HAVE A ******* AIR PORT AND THEY COLLECT ABOUT 30$ 4 EVERY PASENGERS WHO TRAVEL OUT OF ZNZ & 5$ 4 PASENGERS WHO TRAVEL IN SIDE ZNZ AND AOUR AIR PORT IS LOOK LIKE A DAM SHIT WE R TIRED!!! AND TIRED !!!! AND TIRED!!!!
Date: 23 Aug 2007
Date: 03 Aug 2007
WELL COMPILED INFO ON UNGUJA. I AM GLAD I WAS BORN THERE. YOUR PHOTOS AND ARTICLES BRING VIVID MEMORIES. YOUR HAVE RESEARCHED EXTENSIVELY. THANKS FOR THE WEBSITE. AS MY UNCLE ONCE SAID ABOUT ZANZIBAR.. . 'WE LIVED IN A PARADISE AND WE DIDNT EVEN KNOW IT.'
Date: 03 Aug 2007
Date: 17 Jul 2007
I have visited your site 344-times
Date: 13 Jul 2007
ASSALAM ALYKUM......MIMI MZALIWA WA ZANZIBAR..BABA YNGUALINYANGANYWA KILA KITU NA KARUME NA MAWAZIRI WAKE.......BABA YANGU KAPATA UGONJWA WA MOYO AKAFA...LEO YUKKO WAPI KARUME NA MAWAZIRI WAKE.....MLOKUA HAI PIGENI TOBAAAAAAAAAAA
Date: 13 Jul 2007
VERY interesting and well made side. Thank you. Regards, Inger Tveit Norway
Date: 09 Jul 2007
An excellent website which covers a wide range of Zanzibari history up to today. The historic photos are a superb documentation of the history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although I have read a lot about the history of Zanzibar, there were many new details with which I was not familiar. Thank you very much indeed. I shall certainly use this website and recommend it to Zanzibari secondary school teachers.
Date: 05 Jul 2007
A very interesting site and thanks for the pertinent information on Goans from Goa that played an important role by contributing to Zanzibar. Francisco Da Costa Director Environmental Justice Advocacy
Date: 27 Jun 2007
Your website made me so homesick and wiser about the little bits of history I have missed out on! Keep it up and let me hope that you shall have a little more information about the former landscape of ages past - what Zanzibar's community had been, the Goans, Indians, Malagasy peoples and where they fit in the Zanzibari landscape, as they slowly merged into the society at large. Am interested in my past history as my grand father's father was a Malagasy native who moved to Zanzibar generations ago. Again, well done for a super, informative website.
Date: 16 Jun 2007
could any zanzibarian tought our neighbours that kiswahili is and for waswahili .wasiohili thought they ware.
Date: 16 Jun 2007
hi my name is talib ramadhan sayyid soudbin ali bin hamoud, i have a request of asking u kindly for the photo of prince sayyid soud bin ali thsks my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 08 Jun 2007
Great modern recording of previous centuries Zanzibar. I am a Canadian of Goan ancestry who has no connection with Zanzibar, yet appreciates the storytelling involved with this website. Good work Bargash. You have made Zanzibar history come alive. email@example.com
Date: 22 May 2007
I am a descendent of the late Dr. Sir John Kirk. How can I find out more information regarding his children and grandchildren? Sincerely, June (Kirk) Spitzer
Date: 12 May 2007
Date: 09 May 2007
very good site.congratulations brought back memories & tears to my eyes I was born in zanzibar and left in 1968.currently leaving in London - UK. Shaukat Sadikot
Date: 01 May 2007
Am a young zanzibarian, i just want to support the of the film idea(Late President KARUME). This will give an opportunity for people like me to now the truth about what so called MAPINDUZI, wht Karume and his fellow member did during that the time. I only know the prize songs about MAPINDUZI, that i used to sing when i was in state school. PLEASE , we demand from our seniors who have the infomation about KARUME to come forward and REVELE it to us what was the situation After 1964.
Date: 10 Apr 2007
I love the lights of Zanzibar section...The photographs were great. Light to any Village is warmth/inviting/like a light to the heart. You articulated not only thru the words but thru the pictures.
Date: 10 Apr 2007
How do you find plane tickets to Zanzibar? What cities do you search? What is the best time of year to vacation, and what are the tricks to watch for?
Date: 09 Apr 2007
firstname.lastname@example.org I AM BORN IN Z'BAR AND LIVE IN US.STUDIED IN KING GEORGE VI SCHOOL IN 1960-1963. HOPE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS AND OTHERS. THANKS.
Date: 02 Apr 2007
Actually the movie is good.
Date: 29 Mar 2007
Usefull information and all is good arranged. Just want to say that I find your site enough interesting for me.
Habari mizuri! I am the son of a British civil servant and lived in Zanzibar between 1948 and 1956 as a boy. I found the site very thorough and objective. The photos were taken before my time but nevertheless bring back many memories e.g the Dhow harbour; the Bet-el-Ajaib;standing to attention when the Sultan's red Rolls Royce swept by. Google Earth has a good photographic map of the island but very little labelling to locate places.
My mother was killed in Zanzibar and we will be going back to try to find information. Is anyone aware of a way to find names and details of who was killed and where they are buried? ANy information would be so appreciated. I am just trying to find her and bring closure to this horific event in my life. Thank you so much. Hawaian_dude@yahoo.com
A most wonderful website of Zanzibar bringing back great memories especially as I was born in Zanzibar. As the best part of my life was spent in spearfishing in Zanzibar, it was a pleasure to see a photograph in your website with a team of divers I took to Pemba. I wish to congratulate you on your fabulous website. Sweet memories of Paradise Zanzibar will live forever. Best regards - Benito de Souza
Date: 10 Mar 2007
I find it very difficult to imagine how John Okello could initiate a coup on his own. Who was behind him? Who benefited most from his actions? Who were mostly affected by his actions? Was religion play any part in the Okelo's minds.
Date: 08 Mar 2007
Date: 02 Mar 2007
A VERY GOOD INFORMATIVE WEBSITE.IAM PLANNING TO PRODUCE A CLASSIC MOVIE ON THE LIFE OF KARUME SR. THE TITTLE " KARUME THE ZANZIBAR CONSPIRATOR" IT WILL SHOW THE WORLD HW KARUME CAME INTO ZANZIBAR, HOW BRITISH HELP HIM SECURED A POLITICAL POSITION IN ZAZNIBAR,HOW HE MANIPULATE PEOPLE WISH TO BE FREE INTO A HISTORICAL SELL OF ZANZIBAR. NOW I APPEAL TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAN, HIS SEXUALLY BEHAVIIOR , ALL WOMEN WHO WERE FORCFULLY HARASSED AND ABUSED BY HIM SHOULD WRITE TO ME .ANY ONE WHO WAS SENT TO HIS RESIDENCE AT BWENI AREA FOR SEXUAALLY ABUSE SHOULD WRITE. ANY MEMBER WHO KNOW THE MEN AS FROM CONGO AND NOT MALAWI SHOULD PROVIDE EVIDENCE. ALOFANYWA VIBAYA, ALONYANGANYWA MKE, HATA WANAUME WALOLAWITIWA WAJE JUU HII NI FILAMU ITAYOKUA KAMA THE RISE AND FALL OF IDDI AMIN AU THE LAST KING OF SCORTLAND. HIII NI ADHIMU JITOKEZENI ILI AJULIKANE HUYU HANA TAFAUTI NA KINA BOKKSSA AU PINOCHET WA CHILE .THIS IS TIME TO TELL THE WORLD. FILAMU HII ITA CHUKULIWA NJE YA TANZANIA NA SPONSOR WAPO TAYARI NA MATAYARISHO YAMEANZA. WANAOJUA UKWELI KUHUSU ALIVOUZA ZANZIBAR KWA NYERERE, NA KAMA KWELI ALIHONGWA NYUMBA WASHINGTON. TUNATAKA KUONYESHA WATOTO WA KIZANZIBAR KWAMBA HUYU HAKUA KWA MASLAHI YA ZANZIBAR . ALILETWA KUTUHUJUMU.
Date: 01 Mar 2007
jamaa tuwe na umoja
Date: 16 February, 2007
Date: 14 February, 2007
This is history that our grandmothers and mothers shared with us. Today, we tell our children their history. Much respect. Nargis
Date: 23 January, 2007
i love zanzibar
Date: 23 January, 2007
zanzibar is paese n very beuotiful
Date: 23 January, 2007
This is an excellent site. I recommend it to my East African History students every year. Louise
Date: 16 January, 2007
Good compilation on Zanzibar though i would like also a good link between Zanzibar and the Slave trade it was actually one of the main exit point of slaves from continental africa and up to now alot of Swahili speaking people are found in communities in Middle and far east asia. Eg the is a swahili speaking community in Iraq that have been their since slave days. Keep up the good work Kiangi
Date: 16 January, 2007
Hiii tovuti ni nzuri sana na nakupongeka kwa kuitunza mpaka sasa. Ila ningependa kujua zaidi ya Utumwa na Zanzibar maanake kuna soko za watumwa Zanzibar.
Date: 11 January, 2007
Great Site Bargash, Keep it up!!! "De Lord"
Date: 04 January, 2007
Great Photo section of famous photographers, your collection is nice. I like the whole package....
Date: 01 January, 2007
great site! PLease perhaps a map of zanzibar?
[note; there is a map link on this site, it is on the 111 links page:] http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/africa/zanzibar_77.jpg
I would like to know where about is the last Sultan of Zanzibar? The last I heard was that he was in Portsmouth, England. Is he is still alive? Thank you email@example.com
Ranti de Silva was born in Ceylon. He owned jewellery shops in Zanzibar, Dar-Es-Salaam, and Mombasa. He died after returning to Ceylon in 1957. The shop in Zanzibar was then looked after by his eldest son, Alfred, now deceased, till the revolution. His daughter who was married to the former Mayor of Galle,Ceylon and his second son, Somachandra too arel now deceased. His youngest son Keerthisiri is an Eye Surgeon who has a practice in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Questions? Write to the author at Barghash@msn.com