These narratives recount the harrowing experiences of Englishmen abducted by the Barbary pirates of North Africa. After being sold into slavery, the narrators succeeded in returning to their homeland where their stories were printed. Never before available in a modern, annotated edition, these tales describe combat at sea, extraordinary escapes, and religious conversion, but they also illustrate the power, prosperity, and piety of Muslims in the early modern Mediterranean. Each narrative is preceded by a brief introduction, and Nabil Matar's genera introduction provides important new information about the historical context of captivity and slavery in North Africa.
Related books and articles
Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film By Oliver Leaman Routledge, 2001
Slavery and the British Empire: From Africa to America By Kenneth Morgan Oxford University Press, 2007
North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy & Thomas H. Jones By William L. Andrews; David A. Davis; Tampathia Evans; Ian Frederick Finseth; Andreá N. Williams University of North Carolina Press, 2003
Europeans in British Administered East Africa: A Biographical Listing, 1888-1905 By Paice, Edward African Research & Documentation, No. 101, 2006
Prince among Slaves: A Documentary Film Project By Kronemer, Alex Barbash, Louis Wolfe, Michael Southern Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 2, Winter 2006
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America By Harms, Robert African Studies Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, September 2007
Africa's Elephant. (Reviews) By Williams, Stephen African Business, January 2002
Canada By Blockson, Charles Chase, Henry American Visions, Vol. 10, No. 2, April-May 1995
The Middle Passage in Reverse ; the Sad, Strange Tale of Britain's Experiment with Returning Former Slaves to Africa By Ettorre, John The Christian Science Monitor, June 13, 2006
Tales of Travel, an Art History Series, or Just a Good Biography More Than a Stocking Stuffer, a Book Can Span the World, Bring the Distant near, or Make the Exotic Familiar By Rubin, Merle The Christian Science Monitor, November 21, 1996
Nostalgia Still Reigns for Boys in the Band; A Much-Anticipated Beatles Biography Is Just One of This Year's Music Treasures, Says Richard Godwin By Godwin, Richard The Evening Standard (London, England), December 12, 2013