Creole and Tribal Designs: Dar Es Salaam and Kampala as Ethnic Cities in Coalescing Nation States
This paper examines the question whether East African cities have contributed to or hindered nation-state formation and political stability. The author looks at ethnic dynamics and the interface between urban ethnic and national identities in two capital cities, Dar es Salaam and Kampala, suggesting that the dampening of an ethnic factor in the politics and economy of the national capital can facilitate the stability of the nation-state as a political entity.
© 2008 D F Bryceson
Deborah Fahy Bryceson