The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th Century
Like the Spartacus revolt, it threatened a world power, in this case the Abbasid empire. The revolt also signified a unique instance of solidarity among Africans in the diaspora, when black soldiers of the Caliph deserted and joined the revolt. Popovic's book is the only full-length study in any major language on the revolt of the Zanj. Scholars of slavery, the African diaspora, and the Middle East have lauded and extensively quoted from the original French edition of Popovic's work.
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Extremely interesting account of a little-known episode in which African slaves established their own rebel state in Iraq whch survived for some time Read full review