Tag Archives: British colonial rule

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. Continue reading Zanzibar’s explorer myth

Singapore’s Fort Canning

Between Singapore’s National Library and Clarke Quay sits Fort Canning. In spite of seven previous visits to the island nation, I never discovered this gem of a hide-a-way until I read about it on a blog. With this visit, I was determined to go there. Continue reading Singapore’s Fort Canning