Upon dividing and distributing her father’s estate Sayyida Salma got the Kizimbani district and, like her other brothers, had a private house in which she lived with her brother and their female servants. After the death of their mother in 1859, she remained at home alone.
Salma’s house was in a town in Zanzibar, where there was also a young German merchant house named Rudolf Heinrich Rutte. A friendly relationship arose between them, which later developed into love, a marriage agreement, and other things that were not taken into account by everyone, especially her family, she ended up escaping with him.
After three and a half years of her stay in Hamburg-Germany, her husband was involved in a train accident in 1870 and he died. Thus, Salma found herself in a strange and land with three children. Soon, she began writing a book about her life and tragedy.
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