The Zanzibar Revolution And Its Aftermath: Historical Materials: Zanzibar Independence (Paperback)
The Cold War exploded in Zanzibar in 1964 when African rebels slaughtered one of every ten Arabs.
This thesis examines how it was possible that within a month after the end of British colonialism (1890-1963) Zanzibar's new regime faced a coup d' tat, which was successful. The main research question is to ask why the colonial partnership of the ruling landowners and the economically dominant merchants failed. In order to answer these questions, I will use the key concepts Antonio Gramsci used in understanding historically shifting political partnerships; however, I will do so in a way that may not be consistent with his historical materialist framework as I focus on the formation of racial group identities.