S is for Samosa : Indian Influences on the Island of Zanzibar

The birthplace of Freddie Mercury has a rich and interesting heritage — as did the charismatic rock star.

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Zanzibar’s harbor. Photo by author.
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Zanzibar door and tusks, taken between 1915 and 1927. Carpenter collection, Library of Congress.
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Zanzibar’s harbor. Photo by author.
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Zanzibar. The Portuguese fort, 1936. Matson collection, Library of Congress
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Motor road bordered by clove trees and stately palms. Throne room of Sultan’s palace. Sunset scene framed by a palace window of Moorish character. Library of Congress.
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Image of Mercury from Wikipedia. Google Map of India with author’s illustration.
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House of Wonders. Photo by author.
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Bahari cafe and another fierce little cat. Photos by author.
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Views from a table at the Bahari cafe, and a lovely coffee served there.
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Photos by David G. Young.
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Journalist fascinated by art, history, medicine, politics and food. Has visited museums on six continents, eaten in more than 50 nations. Knows FDA, Congress.

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