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Heart And Soul - Return To Zanzibar - Episode 1


YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN returns to Zanzibar on a 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. At one time Zanzibar, owned by the Sultan of Oman, was at the centre of the slave trade across East Africa. In the first of two programmes for Heart and Soul, Yasmin returns to Zanzibar to find out about the legacy of slavery, and what role her Islamic faith had in the slave trade.