Biography of an Arabian Princess

Here is the continuation of where we left off. We discussed the birth of the main character of this story along with her title on the society, but we have not yet discussed her interests.

Salma bint Said was so fascinated with literature that she began secretly teaching herself to write. At the time, it was somewhat taboo for a woman in her cultural setting to even have the nerve to want to learn about literature. However, one thing that certainly helped her was being bilingual, knowing both Swahili and Arabic, which were primarily used for communication by the settlers.

This secret passion for literature worked in her favor later in life. Although she has passed away, she is regarded today as an accomplished writer and poet, focusing on themes related to identity, culture, and heritage. She also contributed to promoting Omani literature, making her a true pioneer.

To be continued…

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