Speak magazine mainstreams human rights issues through, progressive, balanced and objective reporting into everyday news stories. This short piece reflects on what occurred in the days after the revolution in the form of reprisals against the Arab and Asian communities.
Vijana FM (“Youth FM” in Swahili) is a platform for visual, audio, or print content. Included here is an reflective article describing the revolution as one of the most important moments in the country’s history, as well as one of the most perplexing and undocumented events as well.
January 27th 2012.
Excellent explanation and photographs of the 1964 revolution. Sub pages include: The Mass Graves of Zanzibar; Images of a Revolution; Zanzibar Unveiled; Historical Photographers of Zanzibar; and the Nine Hour Revolution.
Short blog post by Dr. Donagh Hurley - Zanzibar Memoirs 1964
Omani Primary Sources
Records of Oman, 1961-1965 by Anita L. P. Burdett (Editor)The years 1961 to 1965 saw a political struggle take over from the armed conflict of the 1950s. Alhough the rebellion in the interior had been suppressed the Imamate took their claims of oppressive government, and alleged public hostility to Sultan Said bin Taimur, to the United Nations. However, in 1961, a resolution in support of a separate independence for Oman failed despite the support of a number of Arab states which dissapproved of the close links Sultan Said bin Taimur maintained with the British Government. In 1963 a UN Commission refuted the Imamate's claims against Sultan Said bin Taimur but a committee was formed to study the problem. In 1965 it submitted its report and a UN resolution was finally formed which included the recommendation of 'the elimination of British domination in any form'.
Call Number: Cambridge Archive Editions Online
Publication Date: 1997-10-31
Records of Oman, 1966-1971 by Anita L. P. Burdett (Editor)This six-year period is of particular interest because of the coup d'etat which saw the deposition of Sultan Said bin Taimur and the accession of his son Sultan Qabus bin Said. Whereas under Sultan Said Britain was closely bound to Oman in areas of foreign and defence policy, under Sultan Qabus the country moved away from reliance on Britain, opening up to international influences and forging ahead with internal social policy. The progress on social reform had some impact on the strength of the insurrection in Dhofar and in 1971 the Dhofar Liberation Front agreed to work with the new administration. The other two main rebel fronts continued to oppose Sultan Qabus. However, the new Sultan's policies of regional cooperation led, by 1976, to regional powers such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and the UAE offering military aid and to an agreement to a cease-fire.
Call Number: Cambridge Archive Editions Online
Publication Date: 2003-10-31
Records of Oman, 1867-1960 by Ronald W. Bailey (Editor)In these 7500 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British Government documents detailing the history of Oman between 1867 and 1960. The records from 1867 to 1947 are largely derived from the British Library Oriental and India Office Collection. The records from 1948 to 1960 are primarily derived from the National Archives, Kew. The set includes a map box containing 14 maps dated between 1837 and 1948 including a Genealogical Table of Descendants of the Imam Ahmad Al Bu Saidi, and a Table of the Principal Descendants of Imam Ahmed bin Said.
Organization: W.E.B Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
"Women in Zanzibar trace their lineage back to Swahili, Arab, Indian, Goan, Shirazi, African, Persian and Omani origins. Many are of mixed race, reflecting both the cultural synthesis and the ethnic conflict that have shaped the arc of Zanzibar’s complex history."
"Zanzibari are attending the 1964 Revolution yearly commemorations at Amani Stadium in Zanzibar City, January 12th 2011. Zanzibar Revolution occurred in 1964 and led to the overthrow of the Sultan of Zanzibar and his mainly Arab government by local African revolutionaries. Zanzibar Revolution marked a radical shift in the politics of the Archipelago and is a sensitive theme among nationalists."
This article uses social identity theory, we argue that the shared Zanzibari identity increased in salience, and intergroup animosity decreased, a process likened to the social psychological dual recategorisation.
This article discusses the "high stakes regarding the Zanzibar state: namely, the identity of the state (whether it is an Arab or
African state) and sovereignty of the state (Zanzibar vs. Tanzania). This political
instability threatens not only Zanzibar’s relatively new democratic institutions,
but also the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar and the prospects for
democratic consolidation in Tanzania."
A short piece, with a few interesting photographs, details the revolution of 1964 led by local African revolutionaries, and ultimately shifting power from the Sultan of the nation to Abeid Karume who would become Zanzibar’s first president.
January 12th, 2015