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The Resource A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said, translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes, (electronic resource)

A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said, translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes, (electronic resource)

Label
A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said
Title
A Muslim American slave
Title remainder
the life of Omar Ibn Said
Statement of responsibility
translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
<DIV> Born to a wealthy family in West Africa around 1770, Omar Ibn Said was abducted and sold into slavery in the United States, where he came to the attention of a prominent North Carolina family after filling "the walls of his room with piteous petitions to be released, all written in the Arabic language," as one local newspaper reported. Ibn Said soon became a local celebrity, and in 1831 he was asked to write his life story, producing the only known surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic. <DIV> In A Muslim American Slave, scholar and translator Ala Alryyes offers both a definitive translation and an authoritative edition of this singularly important work, lending new insights into the early history of Islam in America and exploring the multiple, shifting interpretations of Ibn Said's narrative by the nineteenth-century missionaries, ethnographers, and intellectuals who championed it.</DIV><DIV> This edition presents the English translation on pages facing facsimile pages of Ibn Said's Arabic narrative, augmented by Alryyes's comprehensive introduction, contextual essays and historical commentary by leading literary critics and scholars of Islam and the African diaspora, photographs, maps, and other writings by Omar Ibn Said. The result is an invaluable addition to our understanding of writings by enslaved Americans and a timely reminder that "Islam" and "America" are not mutually exclusive terms.</DIV></DIV>
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1770?-1863 or 1864
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Said, Omar ibn
Dewey number
306.3/62092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
English translations on pages facing facsim. pages of Arabic text
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alryyes, Ala A.
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Said, Omar ibn
  • Slave narratives
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • Slaves
  • African American Muslims
  • Slavery
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Label
A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said, translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn742640359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283244398
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, maps
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742640359
Label
A Muslim American slave : the life of Omar Ibn Said, translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn742640359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283244398
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742640359

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