Memoirs of an Omani Gentleman from Zanzibar
Saud Bin Ahmed Al Basaidi und Jane Jaffer
The historical association of oman
English, Hardcover, many fotos, 186 p.
15,6 x 22 x 1,8 cm, . 600 gr.
Oman Al-Roya Press and Publishing 2012
Said bin Ahmed al-Busaidi recounts a life that mirrors the history of Zanzibar from 1914 to the Zanzibar revolution of 1964. Like many other omanis who where government officials, he was imprisoned during the Revolution and feared for his life. One of the lucky ones , Saud bin Ahmed was released and soon fled, eventually settling in Lybia where he lived in exile for seven long years.
An unexpected turning point came with the rise to power of HM Sultan Quaboos bin Said. Mr al-Busaidi´s recalls how he felt on that momentous day, \'a day that was destinend to become the most significant in the modern history of the Sultanate\'. This is no ordinary historical account. Saud al-Busaidi tells a gripping , action-packed story that begins by catapulting the reader into the outbreak of the Revolution and then flashes back to the idyllic days of childhood and youth among the royality of Zanzibar.
by Dr. Patricia Groves