Lead Review

  • Book: Stranger, Visitor, Foreigner, Guest
  • Location: Tanzania, Zanzibar
  • Author: Elizabeth Porter



This book is set in Zanzibar and Tanganyika in the 19th and later 20th centuries and explores the lives of two very different people, who visit East Africa. (From Wikipedia: Tanganyika, historical eastern African state that in 1964 merged with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, later renamed the United Republic of Tanzania).

I was looking for a book set in this part of the world, to take with me on holiday and this fitted the bill perfectly.

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