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Chouki El Hamel
Chouki El Hamel, Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Questions by Brahim El Guabli Brahim El Guabli (BEG): Why Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam? Chouki El Hamel (CEH): Written history about Morocco is generally silent regarding slavery and racial attitudes, discrimination, and marginalization, and paints a picture of Morocco as free from such social problems. Such problems are ...Keep Reading »
Chouki El Hamel is Associate Professor of History and African and African-American Studies at Arizona State University. His research interests focus on the spread and the growth of Islamic culture and the evolution of Islamic institutions in Africa. In 2001-2002, he was a scholar in residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. He is the author of Black Morocco: A History of Race, Gender and Slavery (Cambridge, 2013).
The upshot of all this is to say, alongside a veritable chorus of academics, activists, policymakers, and citizens in Lebanon and beyond, that sectarianism has been forged over time through specific institutional and discursive practices and, therefore, could be modified or undone.click | email | tweet