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Rodet, Marie (2015) 'Escaping Slavery and Building Diasporic Communities in French Soudan and Senegal, ca. 1880–1940.' International Journal of African Historical Studies, 48 (2). pp. 363-386.

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West Africa experienced extensive warfare and enslavement in the second half of the nineteenth century. Populations were scattered along the main slave trade routes in Western Sudan. This article analyzes how formerly enslaved populations used migration and diasporic practices to rebuild autonomous communities and social networks, and to overcome legacies of slavery away from their region of origin. This entailed renegotiations of kinship, marriage and religious practices in the Kayes region (Mali) and the Siin (Senegal) where stigmatization and vulnerability were deeply rooted in the history of slavery.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
ISSN: 03617882
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 12:31

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