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.
Reading his verses and stanzas written in pure coastal Swahili, one can hardly notice that Bashiru Abdallah was born and raised far away from the sea shores of Tanzania. His mastery of the language is mind-blowing.