The coast of Mélinde’s dream in Zanzibar From Cape Ras Kamboni in southern Somalia to Mozambique along Kenya and Tanzania, the Swahili coasts stretch in a light Gulf sprinkled with islands bordered in the south by the Comoros and closed by the open palm of Madagascar. These Islands have been trading since time immemorial, with India, the Arabian Peninsula or Madagascar. All kinds of goods, sugar cane, millet, clove, ivory. Rhino horns. Indigo. Turtle shells. Pagan slaves captured far inland disdained by Coastal Muslims. The images of Gilles Nicolet closely follow, step by step, the shape of the coast. We cross,...
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