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Colonial Heritage


Tanzania was part of the colony "German East Africa" from 1885 to 1918. Violence, illegitimate land grabbing, civilizing mission, exploitative politics as well as interventions in established socio-cultural social systems have left their mark in Tanzania as in Germany: The colonial legacy today consists of infrastructures, economic-neocolonial dependencies, stereotypes and prejudices, global political power (in)equalities, heroic narratives, traumatic family stories, looted artworks or postcolonial knowledge structures.

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