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Title:The story of Swema: female vulnerability in nineteenth-century East Africa
Author:Alpers, E.A.ISNI
Book title:Women and slavery in Africa
Year:1983
Pages:185-219
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Zanzibar
Réunion
Subjects:female slaves
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About person:Swema
Abstract:This article is based on a hitherto neglected text which records the life history of a female slave, Swema. It gives insight into her former life among the Yoa and her new life among the Catholic neophytes of Zanzibar and Réunion as well as in the connecting link between them: the slave caravan. App.: 'Histoire d'une petite esclave enterrée vivante, ou l'amour filial', map, notes.
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