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Table of Contents of Lamu: History, Society, and Family in an East African Port City


One: A Glimpse into the Far Past: Contradictions and Traditions
Two: War and Material Culture after Lamu’s Ascendancy on the Northern Kenya Coast
Three: Lamu Before and During the Age of Creeping Imperialism
Four: Outsiders and their Impact: Witu, Watoro, the Germans and the IBEA
Five: The Onset of Colonialism
Six: The Hadrami, Comoro Islanders, and Indian Communities at the Turn of the Century
Seven: British Penetration Increases and Slave Culture in Lamu
Eight: Abolition of Slavery and Direct Rule
Nine: Life in Lamu from the 1920s: The Government and the “Swahili”
Ten: The Hadrami and Indian Communities from the 1920s
Eleven: The Land Claims and the “Swahili” 1930s-1950s
Twelve: Health and Leisure
Thirteen: Lamu through the Second World War and to Independence