Film, Video Conversation on the Omar Ibn Said Collection

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Title
Conversation on the Omar Ibn Said Collection
Summary
Scholars discussed the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, the only known autobiography by a slave written in Arabic in the United States. It is a historically unique and important primary source for those trying to understand the connections between the Muslim communities in Western Africa and the slaves who continued to practice Islamic faith after being captured during the Atlantic slave trade.
Event Date
February 05, 2019
Notes
-  Mary Jane Deeb is chief of the African and Middle Eastern division at the Library of Congress.
-  Ala Alryyes is a visiting associate professor of English, Queens College, CUNY.
-  Sylviane A. Diouf is a visiting professor at Brown University.
-  Adam Rothman is professor of history at Georgetown University.
Running Time
4 hours, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
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