Dastaan – Part 3

Examples These are only the examples of the extent of desperation and yet also of demonstrations of a struggle for an honourable living by the poor in the absence of many sustainable charitable support or their religious dues known as Zakaat. Imagine, the dirty…

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Dastaan – Part 2

Hawker There was an example of an old person with a traditional long coat, who carried a large uncovered tray of naan bread on his head as a street hawker in the month of Ramadhan and shouted “Naan Gharam” through the streets to solicit…

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Dastaan – Part 1

The author is familiar with the situation in Zanzibar and this Dastaan is an eyewitness account: kind courtesy of Hsseinali Datoo (past editor – Federation Samachar) The Dastan (Account) of the State of the Poor When Betrayed by the Rich in Zanzibar – 1930…

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Katrina’s Wrath – Magnitude of Ingratitude

By Husseinali Datoo (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) PEOPLE IN TROUBLE BEG FOR A SAVIOUR…. WE HAVE ONE…An estimated 10 Million visitors come to New Orleans every year “The Big Easy” is also known around the world for its drunken permissiveness, where alcohol seems to…

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