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Viewing Guide for Prince Among Slaves
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri created this viewing guide for the documentary film Prince Among Slaves (2007), directed by Andrea Kalin, produced by Unity Productions Foundation in association with Spark Media and Duke Media.
Tags: Africa, American Muslims, slave narratives, slavery
Map of Egypt
As background to the locations described in G. Willow Wilson's memoir The Butterfly Mosque, readers can view and download a map of Egypt from the United Nations Cartographic Section website in pdf format.
'Africa' from Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Islam in Africa to 1800 Islam moved into Africa from three directions. It came from North Africa across the Sahara to Bilad al-Sudan (The Lands of the Black People), which is between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Chad. Despite six centuries of…
Leo Africanus Describes the Region of Sous in Morocco
Of the region of Sous. Now comes the region of Sus to be considered of, being situated beyond [the] Atlas, over against the territorie of Hea, that is to say, in the extreme part of Africa. Westward it beginneth from the Ocean sea, and southward from…
Tags: Africa, Al-Hasan al-Wazzaz al-Fasi, books, cities, England, exploration, geography, history, Islam, Leo Africanus, migration, Morocco, printing, Sahara, West Africa
Leo Africanus, a Man between Worlds (Video)
The BBC Arabic film Leo Africanus: A Man between Worlds by Moroccan journalist Badr Sayegh retraces key locations visited by Leo Africanus, the Muslim born as Hasan al-Wazzan in the 1480s. Captured by pirates, he was given as a slave to the Pope and…
This 1986 novel, originally published in French as Léon, l’Africain, is the imagined autobiography of real-life geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wassan (ca. 1494–ca. 1554), whose far-reaching travels in the sixteenth…
Tags: Africa, Europe, interfaith relations, jurist, Leo Africanus, pirates, Pope, Rome, slavery, translator