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Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna) 1952-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E443, 305.6971073
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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 )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 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( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 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
Bintou's braids by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 702 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
Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 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."--
Growing up in slavery by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 616 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
In motion : the African-American migration experience by Howard Dodson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 616 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
Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Black Power 50( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 385 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. "--
Kings and queens of West Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 287 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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 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 East Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys historical regions and kingdoms of East Africa, with biographies of Ranavalona I, Queen of Madagascar; Yambio, King of the Azande; and Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia
Kings and queens of Central Africa by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 218 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 )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 171 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
Bintou quatre choux ! by Sylviane A Diouf( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 12 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

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

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

Njoya : King of the Bamum by Sylviane A Diouf( )

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

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

Afonso I : king of the Kongo 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
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

ディウフ, シルヴィアン・A

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Dreams of Africa in Alabama : the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to AmericaBintou's braidsGrowing up in slaveryIn motion : the African-American migration experienceFighting the slave trade : West African strategiesKings and queens of West AfricaKings and queens of Southern AfricaKings and queens of East Africa