Zanzibar’s explorer myth

The only hint I found of Zanzibar’s British past, was Livingstone’s last house. While he was a glorified explorer in the west, Africans claimed that European “explorers” didn’t discover anything because Africans already knew the location of their lakes and rivers.

Stepping inside his house, it was clear how little the Sharizis valued this drop of British history, because the building was used as an office. Only a faded sign outside the fence told of the structure’s previous tenant.

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