Words Writ on a Camel’s Shoulder

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

‘I simply took the Koran and tried to copy the letters on the shoulder blade of a camel.’ After this plucky start on the writer’s road, Princess Salama bint Said, Zanzibar’s first published author, went on to introduce literacy among her female compatriots. You can see the actual shoulder bone, with its densely carved script, […]

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