Bagamoyo Jamatkhana in Tanzania Through Pictures, Poetry and Prose by Shariffa Keshavjee @Simerg

Bagamoyo’s Historic Ismaili Jamatkhana Through Pictures, Poetry and Prose

“[The guide] took us immediately to a plain stone two-storey building on the seaward side of the town, conspicuous only by its size, and its red roof. The facade was broken only by a large wooden double door, with a small door inset on one side. We clanged the handsome brass knocker, then gave a little push and the door opened. We bent down and entered. Suddenly it was marvellously cool.”

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One thought on “Bagamoyo Jamatkhana in Tanzania Through Pictures, Poetry and Prose by Shariffa Keshavjee @Simerg

  1. Dear Shariffa,
    My father T. P. Gandhi, of Gandhi Medical Hall Ltd. had a coconut farm in Bagamoyo and we used to spend the harvest season in Bagamoyo. I remember passing by the Jamatkhana, unfortunately I do not have any photographs of the time.Those days, we never thought of taking pictures!
    I think that you have published a book recently, I congratulate you for that and also for writing so well. Yes, it is a nice way of leaving our memories for the comming generations.

    My husband K.L. Jhaveri has written, “Marching with Nyerere,” and “Monicamasutra” A story of Presidential Impeachment. Both these books were published in 1999. Presently I am also writing my memoirs and enjoying it too!

    Wishing you all the best,

    Urmila Jhaveri.

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