The Life of Omar Ibn Said: A Muslim American slave

Broadcast date: 3 p.m. CST (GMT-5), November 7, 2011

The Life of Omar Ibn Said: A Muslim American slave

[audio:http://insideislam.wisc.edu/audio/hoe111107k.mp3]

Guests

  • Ala Alryyes is an associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale University and author of A Muslim American Slave: The Arabic ‘Life’ of Omar Ibn Said. In his work, Alryyes examines Omar Ibn Said‘s autobiography, which he believes to be the only existing Arabic autobiography written by a slave in the United States. During the show, Alryyes will talk about Omar’s narrative, the story of how it came to be, and how it compares to other slave narratives.

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