Return to Zanzibar - 2

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN returns to Zanzibar on a very personal journey, to the idyllic island she visited as a child. It was here during holidays with her mother in the 1950s and 1960s that she first found the remnants of caves, used to hold thousands of slaves, and learnt about Zanzibar's slave past.
In the second of two programmes, Yasmin, explores how far the legacy of slavery and the memories of injustice were used to fight political battles in the 20th century. For Yasmin, the Revolution in 1964 marked the end of her visits to the island of her childhood, and shattered her hopes that Africans, Indians and Arabs could live in harmony. In Heart and Soul she talks to survivors of the uprising, and asks whether the history of this island will ever be laid to rest.

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