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Askari Records from the Colonies?

Postby Tanzania » 14 Nov 2017 19:40

Askari Records from the Colonies?

I am aware of only three memoirs / records by native soldiers and employees.
(Correctly, Askari is the Swahili designation for local soldiers only in East- and Central Africa)

»Mzee Ali, The Biography of an African Slave-Raider turned Askari & Scout«, Bror Urme MacDonell, South Africa, Jo-burg 2006 (English) ... 2C&f=false

»Ali Mocambique. Bilder aus dem Leben eines schwarzen Fabeldichters«, August Hauer, Safari Verlag, Berlin 1922 (German) ... 4096.l9146

»Der Bericht des Mzee Bin Ramadhani über den Maji-Maji Krieg im Bezirk Songea«: Swahili-Text und zeitgenössische deutsche Übersetzung
mit einem einführenden Kommentar, Ludwig Wimmelbücker, Swahili Forum 12 (2005): 173-195, 196-2013 (pdf, 31 pages, English + German) ... uecker.pdf

Does anyone know any more records of local soldiers?

Cheers Holger
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