NeMLA/March 2012, Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance

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Fran L. Lassiter
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This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance. Papers will essentially explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Diasporic narratives, which challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for intellectual thought. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter ( Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.