From Blackwood's Magazine
Vol. 238, October 1938, pp.568-578.

By Major Henry Rayne

Contributor : Jamal Ali

….. the houses might well have been constructed, and the streets laid out, by men who built Zanzibar, or Harrar. But the smaller houses, all two-roomed, were of uniform plan – two interior walls, at right angles, set against a back corner of the shell, forming one small, inner, rectangular chamber that opened on to a larger L-shaped outer room…..