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Title:Living un der the shadow of terror: Zanzibar caught off guard
Authors:Hashil, Hashil Seif
Faris, Ahmed
Geographic terms:Zanzibar
Subjects:political violence
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Abstract:No one could imagine that beauty of a Zanzibari Swahili lady after the Zanzibar Revolution of 1964 could lead to the destruction of her family. In the Living under the shadow of terror: Zanzibar taken off guard one follows the destruction of a family or families in an environment choked off by a political culture that turned out to be a pressure cooker to its own people. The political pressure cooker and the lady's beauty caused a young man, Fikirini Tabu Mjaki and his family living in Zanzibar, to look for their security and protection in their business. The family members were successful in their work but their civilian rights were abused by those who never observed the rules of Human Rights. The family was paralysed when they were taken off guard when the claws of injustice attacked them in the midst of their successful day to day chores. The story pivots around themes of: 1. student-teacher relationship and patriarchalism, 2. the role of culture and its power on individuals, 3. the place of religion in a secular society, 4. misuse of political powers and abuse of Human Rights and 5. negative effects of regression from Abraham Harold Maslow's hierarchy of needs. [book abstract]