Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (Sylviane A. Diouf)


B.L. Robinson-Jones, Ohio University, Choice, 1999
Outstanding Academic Title - Choice 1999
“Diouf has written one of the few works that not only chronicles the history of Muslim men, women, and children during the Atlantic slave trade and American slavery, but also provides illustrated examples of how African Muslims preserved their faith and maintained their religious lifestyle in the midst of a hostile environment. Diouf asserts that although they left a mark on the religious and cultural landscape of African America, the Muslims have disappeared from the African American collective consciousness and have been overlooked by scholarly research. Replete with examples from the personal narratives and correspondence of the Muslims during this time period, Diouf’s study demonstrates how enslaved Muslims served as agents in history, making this work a necessary addition to history and African studies collection. Highly recommended. All levels.”

The Journal of American History
“It will interest and perhaps inspire students of the African diaspora and slavery in the Americas.”


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