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A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said / translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes.

Author/creator Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863
Other author/creatorAlryyes, Ala A., [MARC+97][MARC+86]d́ 1963-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoMadison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2011.
Descriptionxii, 222 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Wisconsin studies in autobiography
Wisconsin studies in autobiography. ^A415583
Contents Introduction : "Arabic work," Islam, and American literature / Ala Alryyes -- The life of Omar Ibn Said, written by himself / translated by Ala Alryyes -- Autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, slave in North Carolina, 1831 / translated by Isaac Bird ; with an introduction and notes by J. Franklin Jameson -- Muslims in early America / Michael A. Gomez -- Contemporary contexts for Omar's Life and life / Allan D. Austin -- The United States and Barbary Coast slavery / Robert J. Allison -- "God does not allow kings to enslave their people" : Islamic reformists and the transatlantic slave trade / Sylviane A. Diouf -- Representing the West in the Arabic language: the slave narrative of Omar Ibn Said / Ghada Osman, Camille F. Forbes -- Appendix 1: Omar's earliest known manuscript (1819) / Translated by John Hunwick -- Appendix 2 : Letter from Reverend Isaac Bird, of Hartford, Connecticut, to Theodore Dwight, of Brooklyn, New York (April 1, 1862) -- Appendix 3 : "Uncle Moreau," from North Carolina University Magazine (September 1854) -- Appendix 4 : Ralph Gurley's "Secretary's Report," from African Repository and Colonial Journal (July 1837).
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LanguageEnglish translations on pages facing facsim. pages of Arabic text.
LCCN 2010044625
ISBN9780299249540 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0299249549 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780299249533 (e-book)
ISBN0299249530 (e-book)
Standard identifier# 40019677821

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