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The Fallen House of Wonders: A Chat with Sheikh Riadh

When it comes to a pre-revolution Zanzibar, Sheikh Riadh Al Busaidi is a walking encyclopaedia. Today he is joining me to chat on the fallen House of Wonders – plus some other iconic buildings in the Stone Town of Zanzibar.

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The Fallen House of Wonders: A Chat with Professor Sheriff

The Zanzibar iconic building which stood as a symbol of the 19th century renaissance, commonly known as Jumba la Maajabu (Kiswahili), Beit Al ‘Ajaib (Arabic) and House of Wonders in English, has fallen down. For people who know the real value of this piece of art, this is a great loss. Professor Abdul Sheriff, one of the few renowned historians, is joining me in this chat.