ISBN 9789987084197
Pages 144
Dimensions 270 x 240
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2020
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

Sea Level

A Portrait of Zanzibar

by Sarah Markes

Sea Level is a creative celebration of Zanzibar’s rich and fascinating heritage as seen today. Captured in drawings by artist and designer Sarah Markes, this is a unique and personal portrait of Stone Town’s colourful streets, and a portrayal of the island’s natural beauty and culture. It is also a plea for recognition of the threats posed to Zanzibar’s heritage and the inestimable value of conserving it.

This is the second book in the series, following ‘Street Level - A collection of Drawings and Creative Writing Inspired by Dar es Salaam’. Now in its third edition, Street Level was described by M.G. Vassanji as “A truly delightful book, a must for those who love Dar and care about its history.”

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About the Author

Sarah Markes

Sarah Markes studied graphic design and illustration at Central St. Martins College of Art in London and has spent the two decades since, applying these skills in educational contexts in East and Southern Africa. Her work has included educational comics, awareness campaigns, radio shows and schoolbooks covering public health, human rights and environmental issues in Malawi, Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Zambia. She has also documented the cultural and natural heritage of places through artwork in order to raise awareness of their value and to support their conservation. Working with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in recent years has enabled her to contribute to the preservation of Tanzania’s incredible biodiversity. It also brought her to live for a while in Unguja.  |