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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

The Huntington Public Library
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Return to an era when Zanzibar was ruled by sultans, and enter a vanished world of harems, slave trading and court intrigues. Salamah bint Said, a sultan’s daughter who fled her gilded cage offers a compelling look at nineteenth-century Arabic and African royal life. After years of exile in Europe, the former princess wrote a fascinating memoir as a legacy for her children and a warm reminiscence of her island home.

Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions has adapted the princess’ autobiography into a one-woman theatrical presentation.