preserving Banadir Heritage & History

Welcome to Your source of information and database for topics related to the Banadir Region, and the Swahili Coast, with the addition of a reading list section where readers can gain access to various historical and rare collections and books written on the Banadir and Swahili Coast.

Whether you are a diligent researcher, an inquisitive student, or simply intrigued by these areas, our database serves as an ideal resource for obtaining accurate and comprehensive information.


Our vast collection of ebooks covers the rich history of the Banadir and Swahili Coast regions. We firmly believe that history plays a pivotal role in shaping our present and future. Words have the power to transform the world around us, and through the study of history, we can gain a deeper understanding of the society we live in.Our ebooks provide a window into the past, allowing readers to develop a sense of identity and a connection to their collective

The Walls of Mogadishu

The city states of Mogadishu, Barawa, Marka and Kismayo were at one point all surrounded by walls. This was a systematic approach by the Sultan at that time to separate rural people from the urban dwellers. This was witnessed by 19th century travellers and also colonies who came and took down the wall. One being John Ainsworth (1890). In his description of Mogadishu in 1890, he went on to state: “In 1890 the horn of

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