One of the greatest pop icons of the world was born on Zanzibar. His name was Farrokh Bulsara. He was better known as Freddy Mercury, frontman of the band Queen.
A great name in poetry from the very same island is the one of Haji Gora Haji, an informal poet laureate. His head is filled with poetry. But what will happen with this collection in the head of this old man. How will his oral poetry be remembered? Attempts are being made to collect his poetry and make it available to others.
In this article by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein you will read more about this poet and the attempts to save his store of poetry.