‘Race’, slavery and Islam in Maghribi Mediterranean thought: the question of the Haratin in Morocco

@article{ElHamel2002RaceSA,
  title={‘Race’, slavery and Islam in Maghribi Mediterranean thought: the question of the Haratin in Morocco},
  author={Chouki El Hamel},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={29 - 52}
}
  • Chouki El Hamel
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • History, Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
Certain tenets are shared in North Africa that articulate Maghribi Mediterranean patterns of conceptualisation of power relations in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya — one Islam, one nation (al‐maghrib al‐'arabi), one culture, one language, and a silence. This culture of silence — the refusal to engage in discussions on slavery and racial attitudes — is the subject of this article. Internally, in the name of hegemony ‐Arab‐Islamic hegemony in North Africa — this issue is concealed and… 

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