Children, Ally Sykes, Abdulwahid Sykes, Abbas Sykes. Kleist Sykes (– ) was a Tanganyikan political activist. He helped form the Tanganyika. The Life and Times of Abdulwahid Sykes () [Mohamed Said] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The life and times of Abdulwahid Sykes (): the untold story of the muslim struggle against British colonialism in Tanganyika. 4 likes. Book.

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When he died of bronchitis on 23 May Dar es Salaam had never seen such a well-attended funeral. Those two families could be spotted by their peculiar names, a mixture abdhlwahid German, Portuguese and English, which were uncommon for Muslims in East Africa.

The Life and Times of Abdul Wahid Sykes (1924-68)

Among all his children only two came to be prominent — Dossa Aziz and Hamza Aziz. He was a building contractor but was restricted to building houses for Africans only.

This was just after the Berlin Conference of in which Africa was partitioned between imperial powers in Europe. Hamza and my young brother Abbas came to be great friends, calling each other by pet names. Both Abushiri and Chief Mkwawa met their end fighting against foreign domination while my grandfather died as a mercenary soldier fulfilling sykew contractual obligation to his employer and paymaster, the Germans.

Nyerere embarks on more than that. You already recently rated this item. The British were of the opinion that Badulwahid would go beserk if they drank beer as they could not hold it. Abushiri was later captured and hanged in Pangani in December Home About Help Search. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. When there was no electricity he took on himself to providing hurricane lamps to light all mosques in the municipality.

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Kleist and Aziz Ali were good friends and got on well together. This book divides itself into four parts. The first is concerned with the Kleist family history, their coming from Mozambique to settle in Arab-dominated but German-ruled Dar es Salaam.

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Toleo jipya View all editions and formats Rating: The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. This caused resistance and from the people of Tanganyika rose up in arms to defend their freedom.

He had founded the African Association which had propelled Africans into politics and he had also founded Al Jamiatul Islamiyya fi Tanganyika, the Muslim organisation which not only stood up against the threat of Christian missionaries, but laid the sykee for future organisation of Muslims as a political entity. Hamza was to marry into a prominent family in Kilimanjaro; he tied the knot with the daughter of Chief Abdiel Shangali of Machame.

This is a fascinating if erratic book for those of us who abdulwahdi participants or even bystanders.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Aziz Ali built many mosques in Dar es Salaam. After the war, Sykes worked for the Tanganyika Railway. The second part concerns Kleist’s father’s role in Dar es Salaam docks and the son’s assumption at the age of 24 of the General Secretaryship of the Dockworkers Union.

For him, a man from the Lake Victoria area, Tanganyika was more than the Mrima area, indirect rule was an old-fashioned colonial concept. Union with Zanzibar was to create additional problems. Kleist Sykes was known as Kleist Plantan, after taking the name Plantan from Effendi Plantan, a relative who brought up our father after the death of his father Sykes Mbuwane.


They were better known by the names of their Zulu forefathers. Please enter the message. He remained a member of the committee until when he passed away. He was a close friend of my father and was the first African to own a car although he was always chauffeur driven. His son would drop the lamps at the mosques before maghrib prayers and would collect them after insha to be taken home for cleaning and for making them ready for the following day.

Views Read Edit View history. Your request to send this item has been completed. It was from this German camp in Pangani that my grandfather and his fellow mercenaries under the command of Chief Mohosh and mobilised under von Wissman prepared themselves to go into action against the local population resisting German rule.

The Germans had also recruited Nubian soldiers from Sudan who, together with the Zulu, fought against Abushiri bin Salim bin Harith for almost two years. As indicated earlier Kleist Sykes was a chain smoker who loved his coffee. History Additional Physical Format: The fourth part is concerned with the author’s second thoughts; should not Mrima the coastal area have remained the effective power base which colonialism – whether Arab, German or British – had made it in Tanganyika?

When the Aga Khan came to Tanganyika in and was told of this project he donated money and the school was built. Kleist Sykes — was a Tanganyikan political activist. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Hamza, his young brother, came to serve as Inspector-General of Police after independence. Tanzania — Politics and government.