The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

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Shihan de S. Jayasuriya, Richard Pankhurst
Africa World Press, 2003 - History - 293 pages
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Although much has been written about the African Diaspora in the Atlantic Ocean, the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean is virtually unrecognised. 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 book deals with a topic that has been overlooked for too long. Eight scholars researching in distinct geographical areas and with interdisciplinary expertise offer a comprehensive and informative account of the Diaspora in the Indian Ocean.
  

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Contents

On the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean
7
Contribution of the Mozambican Diaspora
53
Madagascar and the African Diaspora
81
Creolisation and Decolonisation in
123
The Role of Habshis
189
Fragments
223
The African Diaspora in Sri Lanka
251
Index
289
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About the author (2003)

Richard Pankhurst who has lived in Ethiopia for over thirty years, is Professor at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa. His most recent books include "A History of Ethiopian Towns from the Middle Ages to the Early Nineteenth Century" (1982) and "A Social History of Ethiopia" (1990), and "History of the Ethiopian Borderlands: Essays in Regional History" (1997).

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