We just learned that yesterday, Peter-Paul Zahl died from cancer in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Zahl was a German anarchist who turned author while spending ten years in prison in the 70s after shooting at a police during a manhunt for terrorists. In 1985, he emigrated to Jamaica where he was granted Jamaican citizenship and worked as a stage director and writer.
GABE and I got the chance to get to know Zahl during our stay in Jamaica in 2006/2007 when we spent some off-days at his Rose Hill Cottage – a nice little guest house right at Long Bay beach. While »Pepe« wasn’t an easy character, he was definitely a very interesting intelligent person who was kind enough to take some time and read his latest stories to us just before we had to return to Germany (see picture above).
May he rest in peace.