Ng'ambo is the lesser known "other side" of Zanzibar Town. During the British Protectorate the area was designated as the Native Quarters; today it is set to become the new city center of Zanzibar's capital. Local and international perceptions of the cultural and historical importance of Ng'ambo have for a long time remained overshadowed by the social and cultural divisions created during colonial times. One thing is certain: despite its limited international fame and lack of recognition of its importance, Ng'ambo has played and continues to play a vital role in shaping the urban environment of Zanzibar Town. This atlas presents over a hundred years of Ng'ambo's history and urban development through maps, plans, surveys and images, and provides insights into its present-day cultural landscape.
Chapter 1 - An Historical Outline of Ng'ambo, the 'Other Side' of Zanzibar Town
Chapter 2 - Cultural Landscape of Ng'ambo
Chapter 3 - Swahili Urbanism? Reflections and Conclusions
Chapter 4 - Project History and Context
Chapter 5 - Project Methodology
TitleNg'ambo Atlas: Zanzibar
AuthorAntoni Folkers, Iga Perzyna, Marie Morel, Muhammad Juma Muhammad