Love in the Time of Zanzibar
Two contrasting love stories, set in the nineteenth century, which celebrate female strength and determination to overcome adversity. At the tender age of eight, Djilfidan is stolen from her village and sold into slavery. After a long voyage she finds her self in the magical world of opulent palaces, Persian baths and lush plantations on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. To survive, she must adapt. Sayyida Salme, the beloved daughter of the Sultan, refuses to live a quiet life behind closed doors. She secretly teaches herself to write and become inextricably linked to a power struggle for the throne. She falls deeply in love with a stranger but, if she is to follow her heart, she must flee her homeland forever.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 155.96 x 233.93 x 14.73mm | 467.2g
- 20 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About MS Jane Jaffer
Jane Jaffer, a primary school teacher from London, moved to Oman in 1980. Jane runs the Let's Read Campaign to promote the love of reading to children in Oman. In 2013 she set up Maktabati, Oman's first mobile library. Jane works as a counsellor and a yoga teacher and writes in her spare time. Her previous books include: Women on the Edge, Scent of a Rose, Dana and the Dolphin and the Memoirs of an Omani Gentleman from Zanzibar. She has also compiled two collections of children's stories; Tales with a Twist and Stories from Oman.