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Babu Bindu, Story of The Eight Sisters

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posted on 2021-05-03, 13:33 authored by Bronwen ClachertyBronwen Clacherty, Sylvia Bruinders, Sumangala Damodaran
This audio clip was recorded by Bronwen Clacherty in March 2018, in Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is a recording of Babu Bindu telling the story of the Eight Sisters and the history of the people of Zanzibar. This audio sample accompanies Bronwen Clacherty’s (2021) PhD dissertation entitled “Understanding the History of Women's Lives in Zanzibar Through Song and Story: A Gendered Perspective.”


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