Invisible Yet Invincible: Islamic Heritage of the Maroons and the Enslaved Africans in Jamaica by Sultana Afroz

Invisible Yet Invincible: Islamic Heritage of the Maroons and the Enslaved Africans in Jamaica

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Invisible Yet Invincible: Islamic Heritage of the Maroons and the Enslaved Africans in Jamaica by Sultana Afroz

Sultana Afroz seeks to clarify the Islamic heritage of the Maroons and the position of Islam in the freeing of the enslaved Africans in Jamaica. The text covers events preceding and reasons for, the Emancipation Act of 1833. It is postulated that those enslaved people of the Islamic faith never accepted Christian beliefs, although outwardly agreeing with these as was required of them by the authorities then in charge. It is therefore stated that they remained constant in their belief in the Islamic religion.?The prevalence of Islamic traditions retained in Jamaica denotes the continuing devotion to Islam which was a strong factor in their eventual emancipation. A well researched and reflective work by an acknowledged authority on Islam.

About the Author

Sultana Afroz is a Lecturer in History. Her doctoral degree is in American history with a specialisation in US Foreign Policy in South Asia and the Middle East. Her work on different aspects of US-Pakistan Relations appears in many international journals and websites. Her current research is on the Islamic paradigm in Jamaica/West Indian history and heritage. Her works on Islam in Jamaica have been published in several international journals and posted on websites of several International organizations. She is the author of Islam: The Eternal Message and the co-author of The Political Economy of Food and Agriculture in the Caribbean. Dr. Afroz teaches courses on Asian History, namely, The History of the Middle East, History of Modern Japan and History of Modern China.

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385 pages


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Publication date

31st August 2012



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