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Title Uncovering the history of Africans in Asia / edited by Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya and Jean-Pierre Angenot
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Identifying Africans in Asia : what's in a name? / Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya -- The Afro-Asian diaspora : myth or reality? / Gwyn Campbell -- The African slave trade to Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands / Robert O. Collins -- The Makran-Baluch-African network in Zanzibar and East-Africa during the XIX century / Beatrice Nicolini -- Somali migration to Yemen from the 19th to the 21st centuries / Leila Ingrams & Richard Panhurst -- Nineteenth century European references to the African diaspora in the Arabian peninsula / Clifford Pereira -- Migrant and the Maldives : African connections / Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya -- The African native in Indiaspora / Jeanette Pinto -- Migrants and mercenaries : Sri Lanka's hidden Africans / Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya
Summary Study of the African diaspora is now a dynamic field in the development of new methods and approaches to African history. Unlike the transAtlantic diaspora, eastwards African migrants have received little attention. Studies on communities of African origin in Asia have increased, and some have restored the gallantry and glory that once belonged to some African migrants in Asia. This book brings together the latest research on African diaspora in Asia with case studies about India and the Indian Ocean islands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-187) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African diaspora.
Africans -- Asia -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Angenot, Jean-Pierre.
Jayasuriya, Shihan de S.
LC no. 2008009473
ISBN 9047431715 (electronic bk.)
9789047431718 (electronic bk.)