Book talk by Thomas F. McDow Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 13:00

Oceanic Humanities, WiSER and Centre for Indian Studies in Africa invite you to a book talk by

Thomas F. McDow

Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean

Thursday October 18 at 1:15pm – 3pm

Venue : Humanities Graduate Centre

In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region.  That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the desert fringes of Arabia to Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast and on to the Congo River watershed.