Many a time, I am being personally questioned – and even attacked – on my way of life as a person who live abroad, far away from my homeland. These questions – and so attacks – come from different people and different angles.
Ali Salim Hamed, alias Kimwanga, is now in his 80s, old, sick and, above all, heart-broken. But half a century ago, he was a very ambitious young fisherman on the sea shores of Zanzibar Stone Town, not far from the seat of the Sultanate, where one day the sea adventure allowed him to befriend the last Sultan of Zanzibar, Jamshid bin Abdallah Al Busaidi, who was known for his love for fishing and hunting. Continue reading “A Fisherman and His Sultan Friend: A Story of Shared Love for Sea Life in Pre-Revolution Zanzibar”