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Life Stories of West Africans in Diaspora

Sean Kelley and Paul Lovejoy, editors

This collection presents surviving life stories of individuals from West Africa during the era of slavery as recorded in primary sources. The texts and testimonies are transcribed from original documentation with minimum or no editing but with a brief introduction to establish context. The collection is intended to provide a research and teaching resource that draws on the voices of people who experienced slavery. These sources can be used to reconstruct the period of the slave trade through the memories of individuals whose ties with their homelands were broken but whose memories continued.

 
Abd Ul Lahi (Cocker,Solomon)
Ali (Twin,Moses)
Anon Jamaican
Ayuba Job of Boonda
Brooke (Book of Pirates)
Gottfried,Christian
Hall,Florence 
Jaded,Amoso 
Kuku,Aaron
Muhammedanism,Tracy
Rickett,Andrew
Unnamed Angolan
Unnamed Muslim Man
 
 
 

 

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Abdul Rahman The Unfortunate Moorish Prince.pdf349.96 KB
Abraham Sambo, from Sensbach.pdf89.18 KB
Nicolas Said Native of Bornoo.pdf362 KB
Strickrodt list of returnees.pdf197.77 KB