A new novel about Zanzibar starting at the 1964 Revolution has been published on Amazon's Kindle and soon to be available as a print edition.
"It is 1964, a month after independence celebrations in the spice islands of
Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa. A brutal uprising takes place apparently led by a
shadowy figure, John Okello. In the capital, ,
a British official, Mark Hamilton, struggles to help the Sultan’s government
survive while protecting his young family. Stone Town
In the countryside, Ahmed al-Ibrahim, a Zanzibari Arab father, faces annihilation and a terrible decision.
is his twelve-year-old daughter, and her life is changed forever by the
violence that now sweeps across the islands. Fatima’s
survival through this chaos and the thirty years of rule by despotic Presidents
takes all her courage and the kindness of other families.
Elizabeth, Mark Hamilton’s young daughter, also remembers the day of the Revolution and their escape across the seas. Her story too is touched by tragedy.
Fatima and Elizabeth are connected in a way that takes almost fifty years to be revealed.
Elizabeth will return to to fulfil her
father’s final request. The life journeys of the two women are different. The
common link is the day of the Revolution and the act of a desperate man." Zanzibar