Telling Tales [world Service]

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A story from Zanzibar in which a young wife has to save her life and its resonance today

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The retelling of an ancient story from the African Islands of Zanzibar. It is a tale packed with intrigue and death defying ingenuity in which a young wife has to use her determination and magical powers to save her own life and persuade her husband of the error of his ways.

And in the light of this story, we also hear from modern day Zanzibaris, who reflect on love and marriage, then and now, and share their own personal experiences.

(Photo: A local woman walks by a shop in Stone Town in Zanzibar. Credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)