The Sultan’s Daughter
Set against the backdrop of the slave trade and the impossible wealth of the Sultans of Zanzibar, The Sultan’s Daughter follows the dramatic real life events of Sayyida Salmé’s forbidden love. It is a story of great tenderness, and of great loss.
“Curious, courageous and rebellious, Sayyida Salmé of Zanzibar is vividly imagined in this compelling novel. This is a nuanced portrayal of a woman who chooses love but is pulled in every direction by different cultures, countries, languages and religions.”
“Casts an ironic eye on Western fascination with the East ... in a fascinating and highly readable fiction.”
- RRP (AUD)
Jane Downing was born in Australia but has since lived on Manus Island, and in Tanzania, Ireland, Indonesia, the (then) USSR, China, the Marshall Islands and Guam, as well as Australia. While living and working in the Marshall Islands, where truth was often stranger than fiction, she began to write.
We aim to focus on works that nurture new, marginalised and diverse researchers and writers. Our approach is experimental and profit sharing.
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