Memories of Madagascar and Slavery in the Black Atlantic (2015)


Wendy Wilson-Fall


Starting with contemporary family narratives, this book combines oral histories with historic documentation to explore a little known aspect of the African diaspora in the Americas. Demonstrating the intersectionality of Atlantic and Indian Ocean histories of the slave trade, the text addresses issues of memory, history, and identity in the ‘old African diaspora’ in mainland North America. The book also reveals that questions regarding new black immigrants and their experience with the creolized ‘black community’ have been with us for some time; perhaps since the first African immigrants began to arrive to American shores.


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