Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora

by Ronald Segal | History |
ISBN: 0374527970 Global Overview for this book
Registered by trekwoman of -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on 9/13/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by trekwoman from -- Somewhere in the state --, California USA on Saturday, September 13, 2008
Paperback. Purchased used from a local library. I don't know if I'll like this book or not but the subject matter caught my eye.

Released 11 yrs ago (5/1/2010 UTC) at Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Sent along in the Geographical Never Been Boxed box (#2: Deep South and MidSouth).

Journal Entry 3 by slb453 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Picked out of the Never Been Boxed bookbox. This was one of the very few non-fiction books in the box by the time I got it. The subject matter looks interesting, and I definitely feel like I'll learn something new.

Thank you, Trekwoman, for passing it along!

Journal Entry 4 by slb453 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Saturday, February 26, 2011
For my 1-year BookCrossing Anniversary, I held a RABCK contest on the forum for my To Be Read books that I had gotten from other BookCrossers, to help motivate me to read and pass along these books.

Birnsen was one of the winners and chose this book. I have finally started reading it and am on page 54 now. This is an academic book, perhaps not too beginner-friendly to people new to learning about this area of history. I admit the first chapters were a bit of a struggle, kind of an information overload of historical dates, cities, and power struggles involving Islam's origins. The book picks up for me when it gets more into the actual topic of slavery and its differences to the practice in the West. The excerpts of poems written by black slaves are heartbreaking.

Of course, one cannot read about the brutality of human history without feeling disgust and a renewed appreciation for the freedoms that we now enjoy.

The writing in this book is fairly dense, so I will continue working my way through it and hopefully be able to pass it along soon.

Journal Entry 5 by slb453 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Monday, April 11, 2011
Finished reading this tonight. This is a very important book. I was not only enlightened about the history of the Middle East and Africa, but America's recent history as well. The epilogue "America's Black Muslim Backlash" was particularly revelatory to me about the Civil Rights era of my country's history. In school, we focused more on Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X was glossed over. I was not aware of his origins, nor that his particular movement supported a separatist state.

Before reading this book, I was also not aware that slavery still exists in certain countries. This book was published in 2001, and lists examples of people fighting against slavery as recently as 1999.

To future readers of this book, I know that this book may be hard to get through at times. I encourage you to stick with it, skip ahead if you must, but keep at it and you will learn something important and be enlightened about the world we live in.

Journal Entry 6 by slb453 at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (4/13/2011 UTC) at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed today to birnsen in Iceland, who requested it as one of the winners of my 1st BookCrossing Anniversary RABCK. Thank you for your patience, and I hope you'll like it!

Also, thanks to Trekwoman for putting this book in the bookbox in the first place. I wouldn't have discovered this book otherwise, and I'm glad to have read it.

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Journal Entry 7 by birnsen at Árborg (Selfoss, Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri), Suðurland Iceland on Sunday, May 08, 2011
arrived in Iceland - thanks Sarah :-)

Journal Entry 8 by birnsen at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Saturday, July 04, 2020

Released 10 mos ago (7/4/2020 UTC) at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland

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Too many unread books and too little space! Giving it to a friend.

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