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Off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean lies an archipelago known as Zanzibar. It all started ten million years ago when Pemba Island separated from mainland Africa, then ten thousand years ago Unguja Island followed suit. Thus begins the legend of Zanzibar. For centuries, Zanzibar has been the haven and gateway for explorers, including Richard Burton and David Livingstone, to enter the unknown African continent. Nowadays, it is still possible to discover the unique fauna whether it is diving off the coast of a private island, endless lagoons, visiting mangroves or endemic wild forests; get lost and immerse yourself in the historic labyrinthine streets of Stonetown. This group of islands sits at a crossroads of cultures, with Omani architecture, Portuguese and British heritage, and Swahili rituals.

Photographer Aline Coquelle shares an intimate portrait of a vibrant community. With original photography, an endangered indigenous culture is preserved and celebrated. This volume invites the reader to discover the paradise that is Zanzibar.

Off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean sits an archipelago known as Zanzibar. It all started ten million years ago when the island of Pemba separated from mainland Africa and then ten thousand years ago, the island of Unguja followed suit. Thus, begins the legend of Zanzibar. For centuries, Zanzibar has been the haven and gateway for explorers including Richard Burton and David Livingstone to penetrate the unknown African Continent. Forward to present day, and it is still possible to experience the unique wildlife whether that is by scuba diving off the coast of a private island, infinite lagoons, visiting mangroves or endemic wild forests; getting lost and immersing yourself into the historical labyrinthine streets of Stonetown. This cluster of islands is at a crossroads of cultures, featuring Omani architecture, Portuguese and British heritages as well as Swahili rituals.

Photographer Aline Coquelle shares an intimate portrait of a community bursting with life. With original photography, a disappearing, indigenous culture is preserved and celebrated. This volume invites the reader to experience the paradise that is Zanzibar.

300 pages
more than 250 illustrations
English language
Released in May 2020
L 10 x W 13 inches
Silk hardcover
ISBN: 9781614288923
6.5 pounds

Off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean lies an archipelago known as Zanzibar. It all started ten million years ago when Pemba Island split from mainland Africa, then ten thousand years ago Unguja Island followed suit. Thus begins the legend of Zanzibar. For centuries, Zanzibar has been the haven and gateway for explorers, including Richard Burton and David Livingstone, to enter the unknown African continent. Nowadays, it is still possible to discover the unique fauna whether it is diving off the coast of a private island, endless lagoons, visiting mangroves or endemic wild forests; get lost and immerse yourself in the historic labyrinthine streets of Stonetown. This group of islands is at a crossroads of cultures, with Omani architecture, Portuguese and British heritages as well as Swahili rituals.

Photographer Aline Coquelle shares an intimate portrait of a vibrant community. With the original photograph, an endangered indigenous culture is preserved and celebrated. This volume invites the reader to discover the paradise that is Zanzibar.



Off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean sits an archipelago known as Zanzibar. It all started ten million years ago when the island of Pemba separated from mainland Africa and then ten thousand years ago, the island of Unguja followed suit. Thus, begins the legend of Zanzibar. For centuries, Zanzibar has been the haven and gateway for explorers including Richard Burton and David Livingstone to penetrate the unknown African Continent. Forward to present day, and it is still possible to experience the unique wildlife whether that is by scuba diving off the coast of a private island, infinite lagoons, visiting mangroves or endemic wild forests; getting lost and immersing yourself into the historical labyrinthine streets of Stonetown. This cluster of islands is at a crossroads of cultures, featuring Omani architecture, Portuguese and British heritages as well as Swahili rituals.

Photographer Aline Coquelle shares an intimate portrait of a community bursting with life. With original photography, a disappearing, indigenous culture is preserved and celebrated. This volume invites the reader to experience the paradise that is Zanzibar.



300 pages
more than 250 illustrations
English language
Released in May 2020
L 10 x W 13 inches
hard silk cover
ISBN: 9781614288923
6.5 lbs

300 pages
over 250 illustrations
English language
Released in May 2020
W 10 x L 13 in
Silk Hardcover
ISBN: 9781614288923
6.5 lbs.

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