Uncovering the History of Africans in Asia by Shihan Silva Jayasuriya, Jean-Pierre Angenot

By Shihan Silva Jayasuriya, Jean-Pierre Angenot

Research of the African diaspora is now a dynamic box within the improvement of latest tools and techniques to African heritage. This publication brings jointly the newest learn on African diaspora in Asia with case reviews approximately India and the Indian Ocean islands.

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Crosses of the Sea: Sla\a, Freedmen, and Other Migrants in the North2000 western Indian Ocean, c. iiiiJ 105. Farhes, A. and Ali, F. 1980 "''Re Maldi\oe Islands and their Historical links \\oith the Coast of Easaem Africa''~ Ptut tiRtl l'mt1112. Hanly, S. tA Qr~M 1814-1864. Yesleyan Mission Press. Hasan, Y. F. SW... Eclinburp: Eclinburp Uni\'CI'Siay PRSS. Hunter, R£v R. 1873 Hiww)• of tilt Alissioaf of 1M Fm Clamlt of Stot/111111 fllfll AjiW. London: T. Nelson a Son&. mi-. lnvin, G. 1977 Kessler, D.

The term Kqffir is a colonial carry 0\rer which has been borrowed by tile indigenous languages as AII/Jiri in Sinhala and Atl/Jili in Tamil. /("#. was pan of tile Abyssinian empire and was in Nort11 Ease Africa. The people of JGNjJ who are called kt~ficho are said to have been from che same stock as tile Northern Abyssinians. They intermarried with the Muslim Gal/tiS but remained Christians. Sitli Terms used by the British for African seamen became echnonyms. 1 and Sillhi are terms used for Afro-Indians and Afro-Pakislanis.

4. eid, st~ BfJIIiJJgt tmJ Dtf11Nllll9, p. 18. Mca I'N:ulw, 103, 113-4; :Mirzai, •:African ~sence in Iran"', p. , "Genedc studies among the Siddis nf Karnataka," 98; Boi\in, "La Condicion senile dans Je Sindh colonial". s de Ia libene"'. ,. Cole and Ahndd, "FamUy in Changing Saudi Arabia''. niE AFRICAN•ASIAN DL\SPORA 41 Diasporic Consciousness What, then, explains the lack of an African-Asian diasporic consciousness? One factor may have been the desire to forget the role of feUow Africans, from warrior kings to impoverished kin, in enslaving and selling their own kind.

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