From Shirazi to Sidi: The Evolution of Swahili Identity
West Point Press
Destiney Randolph is a History Major studying at Rice University. She wrote this paper during the spring semester of 2015 for the class “Migrations and Diasporas in the Indian Ocean World”. She was inspired to write on this topic after hearing an engaging lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Fleisher, an archeologist of Africa, and a professor at Rice University. She would like to thank both him, and my professor for this class, Dr. Kerry Ward. Additionally, She thanks her sister-in-law, Dr. Oluchi Nwosu for her help in the initial editing of this paper, and for her encouragement to submit it for publication.
Randolph, Destiney. “From Shirazi to Sidi: The Evolution of Swahili Identity.” Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 6, Issue 1 (2015): 47-60