Brent Library Services
Gujarati Literary Academy
jointly invite you to a talk
“The Sultan’s Spymaster”
The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF
On Saturday, 12th November 2016 at 2.00 pm
Looking forward to your active participation at this event
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Judy Aldrick will be talking about her book – The Sultan’s Spymaster.
The Sultan’s Spymaster tells the story of Peera Dewjee, an Ismaili merchant who crossed from India to Zanzibar as a boy. Lamp cleaner, then valet and barber to Sultan Barghash he rose from humble beginnings to become the Sultan’s most trusted confidant and adviser. Peera Dewjee acted behind the scenes during momentous events in the history of Zanzibar and East Africa – the closing of the slave markets and imperial expansion by Germany and Britain.