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Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna) 1952-

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Works: 39 works in 143 publications in 4 languages and 12,558 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Sylviane A Diouf
 
Most widely held works by Sylviane A Diouf
Servants of Allah : African Muslims enslaved in the Americas by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diouf examines the role Islam played in the culture of African slaves in the Americas
Dreams of Africa in Alabama : the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to America by Sylviane A Diouf( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. Timothy Meaher, an established Mobile businessman, sent the slave ship, the Clotilda, to Africa, on a bet that he could "bring a shipful of niggers right into Mobile Bay under the officers' noses." He won the bet. This book reconstructs the lives of the people in West Africa, recounts their capture and passage in the slave pen in Ouidah, and describes their experience of slavery alongside American-born enslaved men and women. After emancipation, the group reunited from various plantations, bought land, and founded their own settlement, known as African Town. They ruled it according to customary African laws, spoke their own regional language and, when giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names so that their families would know that they were still alive. The last survivor of the Clotilda died in 1935, but African Town is still home to a community of Clotilda descendants
Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A Diouf( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery and made the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or other areas where they were not likely to be discovered. Although well-known, feared, celebrated or demonized at the time, the American maroons, whose stories are the subject of this book, have been forgotten, overlooked by academic research, which has focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Who the American maroons were, what led them to choose this way of life over alternatives, what forms of marronage they created, what their individual and collective lives were like, how they organized themselves to survive, and how their particular story fits into the larger narrative of slave resistance are questions that this book seeks to answer. To survive, the American maroons reinvented themselves, defied slave society, enforced their own definition of freedom, and dared to create their own alternative to what the country had delineated as being black men and women's proper place. The maroons were audacious, self-confident, autonomous, sometimes self-sufficient, and always self-governing; their very existence was a repudiation of the basic tenets of slavery. Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the history of the African Diaspora, African Muslims, the slave trade and slavery. She is the author, notably, of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU Press, 2013) and Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, and the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies."--
Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies by Sylviane A Diouf( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bintou's braids by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bintou, a little girl living in West Africa, finally gets her wish for braids, she discovers that what she dreamed for has been hers all along
Black Power 50( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Power burst onto the world scene in 1966 with ideas, politics, and fashion that opened the eyes of millions of people across the globe. In the United States, the movement spread like wildfire: high school and college youth organized black student unions; educators created black studies programs; Black Power conventions gathered thousands of people from all walks of life; and books, journals, bookstores, and publishing companies spread Black Power messages and imagery throughout the country and abroad. Black Power aesthetics of natural hair and African-inspired fashion, ornaments, and home decor...and the concept that black was beautiful...resonated throughout the country. The black arts movement inspired the creation of some eight hundred black theaters and cultural centers, where a generation of writers and artists forged a new and enduring cultural vision. Published in conjunction with a major 2016 exhibit at New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Black Power 50 includes original interviews with key figures from the movement, essays from today's leading Black Power scholars, and more than one hundred stunning images from the Schomburg's celebrated archives, offering a beautiful and compelling introduction to the history and meaning of this pivotal movement. "
In motion : the African-American migration experience by Howard Dodson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated chronicle of the migrations--forced and voluntary--into, out of, and within the United States that have created the current black population
Growing up in slavery by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what life was like for children who grew up as slaves in the United States, describing the conditions in which they lived, the work they did, how they were educated, and their efforts to obtain freedom
Kings and queens of West Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the historical regions and kingdoms of West Africa including biographies of Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali (c. 1280-1337); Osei Tutu, King of Asante (c. 1660-1717); and Ndate Yalla Mbodj, Queen of Walo (c. 1810-1860)
Kings and queens of Southern Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys historical regions and kingdoms of Southern Africa, with biographies of Nzinga Mbande, Queen of Angola; Shaka, King of the Zulu Nation; and Moshoeshoe, King of the Sotho
Kings and queens of Central Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the historical regions and kingdoms of Central Africa including biographies of Afonso I, King of the Kongo (1456-1493); Shamba Bolongongo, King of the Bakuba (17th century); and Njoya, King of the Bamun (1867-1933)
Growing up in crawfish country by Karen Gravelle( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes aspects of contemporary life such as special traditions, religious beliefs, music, foods, ways of talking, and languages found among the people of Cajun country in Louisiana
The middle passage : white ships/black cargo by Tom Feelings( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people"--Provided by publisher
Bintou quatre choux! by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bintou rêve de porter des tresses. De jolies tresses perlées. De longues tresses comme sa grande sœur et les autres femmes du village. Mais elle est encore trop petite ... et doit se contenter de sa coiffure à quatre choux. Pourtant, un jour, Bintou grandit dans l'estime de tous et découvre que la vraie beauté peut prendre des chemins détournés ..."
Amerika'da köle Müslümanlar : mücadele, direniş, isyan = Servants of Allah : African Muslims enslaved in the Americas by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As tranças de Bintou by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résistance et révolte du peuple noir en Amérique et dans la Caraïbe durant l'esclavage by Sylviane A Diouf( )

1 edition published in 1976 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black New Yorkers( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library comes Black New Yorkers - an interactive timeline that traces the history of black individuals in New York City from 1613 through 2000. Black New Yorkers incorporates a number of thoughtful essays and primary source documents that illuminate this history. The timeline consists of five essays, each of which addresses a specific historical era. In the first essay, "Slavery and Freedom: 1613- 1865," readers can learn about the lives of free and enslaved black individuals during this period and view legal papers, illustrated portraits, and an 1841 issue of African Methodist Episcopal Church Magazine. This essay also highlights the stories of a number of important black New Yorkers from this period. The other four essays address the experiences of black New Yorkers during the Reconstruction, the first World War, the Great Depression, World War II and the 1950s, and between 1960-2000, respectively. Another highlight of this project is the resources page, which features two digitized NYPL collections. The first is "Negroes of New York," a Works Project Administration survey that documented the lives of black New Yorkers throughout history. Project writers included Ralph Ellison and Claude McKay. The second is a collection of issues of The Negro World, the newspaper of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association
L'excision, au-delà des passions by Sylviane A Diouf( )

1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shamba Bolongongo : King of the Bakuba by Sylviane A Diouf( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Servants of Allah : African Muslims enslaved in the Americas
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Dreams of Africa in Alabama : the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to AmericaFighting the slave trade : West African strategiesBintou's braidsIn motion : the African-American migration experienceGrowing up in slaveryKings and queens of West AfricaKings and queens of Southern AfricaKings and queens of Central AfricaGrowing up in crawfish country
Alternative Names
Diouf, Sylviane 1952-

Diouf, Sylviane A.

Diouf, Sylviane Anna 1952-

Kamara Sylviane

Kamara, Sylviane 1952-

Sylviane Diouf American historian

Sylviane Diouf historiadora estadounidense

Sylviane Diouf historienne américaine

ディウフ, シルヴィアン・A

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