Trade in the Arabo-Muslim world
The international seminar on "Cultural interactions generated by the slave trade and slavery in the Arab-Muslim World" has been organized by UNESCO (17-19 May 2007, Rabat and Marrakech, Morocco) in the framework of the Slave Route Project, in cooperation with the Moroccan National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Office Rabat.
This international encounter aimed to reinforce the activities of the project in lesser-studied regions, in particular the Arab–Muslim World.
The Colloquium brought together experts from sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb and the Middle East, selected on the basis of their expertise and experience in issues related to the slave trade and slavery in this part of the world.
Please find bellow the final report of this meeting a some of the interventions presented during the Conference:
- Esclavage, système et acteurs dans l’Orient musulman médiéval, by Salah Trabelsi, (in French).
- L’incidence du rapport servile sur le regard intersubjectif entre Arabes et Noirs Africains, by Bakary Sambe (in French)
- Black Liberators: The Role of Africans & Arabs sailors in the Royal Navy within the Indian Ocean 1841-1941 by Clifford Pereira
- Sudanese Trade in Black Ivory: Opening Old Wounds by Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed Ahfad.
- African Migrants as cultural brokers in South Asia by Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya
- Disputed Freedom, Fugitive Slaves, Asylum and Manumission in Iran (1851-1913) by Niambi Cacchioli
- Emancipation and its Legacy in Iran: an Overview by Behnaz A. Mirzai,
- Les interactions culturelles issues de l’esclavage et de la traite, négrière au Maroc by Abdelhafid Chlyeh (in French)
- Musique et danse chez les Haratin de Mauritanie : Conscience identitaire et/ou dissidence culturelle ? by Abderrahmane N’GAIDE (in French)