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The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

Shihan de S. Jayasuriya; Richard Pankhurst - Editors

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ISBN 10: 086543980X / ISBN 13: 9780865439801
Edité par Africa World Pr, Trenton, NJ - Asmara, Eritrea, 2003
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture souple
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First edition 2003 first printing stated. Large softcover no DJ as issued. Condition new, square tight and clean book, spine Not creased, sharp corners, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. 8vo, 293 pages, bibliography, index. Uncommon first edition. N° de réf. du libraire 013092

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Titre : The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

Éditeur : Africa World Pr, Trenton, NJ - Asmara, Eritrea

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Soft cover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

Although much has been written about the African Diaspora in the Atlantic Ocean, the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean is virtually unrecognized. Concerned with Africans, who lived south of the Sahara and were dispersed by free will or forcefully to the non-African lands in the Indian Ocean region, this books deals with a topic that has long been overlooked.

Eight scholars, researching the African Diaspora in distinct geographical locations in the Indian Ocean region and with expertise in the areas of history, anthropology, linguistics, international relations, politics and sociology, have contributed papers to this book.

Edward Alpers compares the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean with that of the Atlantic Ocean. Eduardo Medeiros surveys the Mozambican Diaspora in the Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar, Seychelles, the Mascarenhas, Mauritius and Reunion) and the cultural identities that they developed. Malyn Newitt's paper on African migration to Madagascar, which has taken place for two millennia, focuses on the African contribution to contemporary Malagasy culture. Helen Hintjens demonstrates the African Diaspora in reunion and focuses on the transformation of the Diaspora into French citizens. Jean Houbert surveys the colonization-decolonization of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues, Seychelles and Chagos. Richard Pankhurst surveys the African Diaspora in India from Medieval times to the end of the 18th century. Helene Basu focuses on the Diaspora from the global and political elite context and delineates local constructions of Sidi identity in Gujarat (Western India) that are embedded in a cult of African saints. Finally, Shihan de S Jayasuriya surveys the African Diaspora in Sri Lanka and examines the largest community of African descendants in Sri Lanka whose presence is signalled through dance and music.

About the Author:

Shihan de S Jayasuriya has researched Sri Lanka Portuguese Creole, the lingua franca for almost 350 years in Sri Lanka, and has published in academic journals in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the United States. She is the author of two books: Tagus to Taprobane and An Anthology of Indo-Portuguese Verse.

Richard Pankhurst, who was the founder and first director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies of Addis Ababa University, is currently professor of Ethiopian Studies at the Institute. He has written extensively on Ethiopian history and is the author inter alia of An Introduction to the Economic History of Ethiopia (1961), Economic History of Ethiopia 1800-1935 (1968), A Social History of Ethiopia (1990), The Ethiopian Borderlands (1997) and The Ethiopians (1999).

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