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The swahili-speaking omani in search of identity

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Bikra, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Bikra

    Bikra Senior Member

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    Since 1970, building a new national identity by reunifying Oman’s
    ethno-linguistic groups has been at the heart of Sultan Qaboos’s political
    project. This paper focuses on the place of Omani who returned from
    the former colonies of Zanzibar and East Africa, responding to Sultan
    Qaboos’s call to ‘nationals’ abroad. While they played a leading role in
    the modernization process of the Sultanate, these Swahili-speaking
    Omani faced prejudices from the population who stayed at home and
    were forced to give guarantees to the others of their full belonging to the
    nation. As a consequence, despite their internal differences, they have
    progressively developed a new collective identity, which has its raison
    d’eˆtre within the framework of the modern Omani State, and can only be
    explained by the necessity to find their place in it.

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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks Bikra,
    It is a very interesting article.