Some 15 years ago, he penned a poem to recall his escape from 1964 atrocities in his homeland, Zanzibar. The tale is about the journey and the new settlement in his new home – Dubai. The poem was beautifully recited by the late Said Hamad (May Allah Bless Him). Enjoy it.
N’na Kwetu: A Chat with Sheikh ‘Mutta’ (Ep. 2): Fleeing Zanzibar and new life in a foreign land
It was the hot summer of 1966 that was his first experience in the land that would be his new home – Dubai, all the way from tropical islands of Zanzibar. Today Sheikh Mohammed Abdulmuttalib ‘Mutta’ is recalling his first days in the foreign land and how the government of Dubai did all it takes to comfort Zanzibari refugees.