The Great Siege of Fort Jesus

by Valerie Cuthbert

KSh 400

The great siege of Fort Jesus by the Omani Arabs between 1689 and 1698 is the setting for this remarkable historical reconstruction by Valarie Cuthbert. For the first time, this great set-piece  of East African history comes fully alive as we join the varied inhabitants of the Fort in their horrific ordeal. Muslim and Christian, soldier and priest, lover and loved, African and Arab, all have their parts to play in this exciting story as the defenders of the Fort are smitten by the plague, weekend by starvation and inspired by the bravery of their leaders.

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Valerie Cuthbert

Valerie Cuthbert is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Valerie Cuthbert include Beneath the Rainbow: A Collection of Children's Stories and Poems from Kenya and Yusuf bin Hasan;: The sultan who gained his revenge (Makers of African history).