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A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said

A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography) [Omar Ibn Said, Ala Alryyes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Born to a wealthy family in West Africa around , Omar Ibn Said was abducted and sold into slavery in the United States. A Muslim American Slave The Life of Omar Ibn Said Omar Ibn Said Translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography William L. Andrews, Series Editor Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians " Then there. Original manuscript in Arabic by Omar ibn Said [Sayyid], ; as published in. as “Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina,” ed. John Franklin Jameson, The American Historical Review, (July ),. ; reprinted in Allan D. Austin, ed., African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook.

Introduction: “Arabic Work,” Islam, and American Literature. pdf icon Download PDF. pp. In , Omar ibn Said, then a slave in the United States, was asked to write “his Life.”¹ Omar composed his narrative in North Carolina, having escaped from Charleston, South Carolina, where he was sold in after his. With A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said, Ala Alryyes provides a valuable and richly contextualized English language translation of the only extant US slave autobiography written in Arabic. Omar Ibn Said was born around in an area of West Africa between the Senegal and Gambia Rivers, known then. Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina, Ed. John Franklin Jameson. From The American Historical Review, 30, No. 4. (July ),

Omar ibn Said (–) was a writer and Islamic scholar, born and educated in what is now Senegal, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in There, while enslaved for the remainder of his life, he wrote a series of works of history and theology, including a posthumously famous autobiography. 20 Jul Ibn Said soon became a local celebrity, and in he was asked to write his life story, producing the only known surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic. In A Muslim American Slave, scholar and translator Ala Alryyes offers both a definitive translation and an authoritative edition of this. 3 Aug Charles S. Dameron reviews "A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said," edited by Ala Alryyes.

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