The Slave Book Analysis

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The slave identity in the cape in relation to Islam and Diaspora April 2017
Written by; Courtney Sasha Cook (CKXCOU001)

This essay will be an intrapersonal account of Slave identity from the early 1830’s within the Cape, which within the novel was closely imbedded in Islam, rooted in the significant effects of the African Diaspora. This analytical critique has been captured from the personal stories and tragic literature of ‘The Slave Book’, written by Rayda Jacobs. In commencing this essay, an understanding of the consequences of the slave trade on the lives of the African natives and the concept of the African Diaspora will be exhibited. From this point the critique of Slave identity in the cape will move from the collective identity to the personal identities of the slaves connected to the Islam faith and Diaspora within the novel. Finally there will be justification throughout this discussion from the literary archive, ‘The Slave Book’.

The concept of the African Diaspora highlights the unnatural movement of people away from their homeland. Furthermore, it is a term which speaks of all the distinguishing factors which have encouraged unnatural movement and therefore, dispersal of people. A distinguishing contributor in terms of the Diaspora was the slave trade. The slave route began in Africa. As a result of this inhumane movement, at its height between the early eighteen century to closely the end of the nineteenth century within South Africa, hundreds of thousands
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