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New Texts Out Now: Chouki El Hamel, Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam

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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 ...

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 Chouki El Hamel

 

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).