Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

Ahmad Alawad Sikainga teaches history at the College of Staten Island, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Listed in: African Studies · African History

Western Bahr al-Ghazal is perhaps one of the least known places in Africa. Yet this remote part of the Republic of Sudan can be regarded as a historical barometer, registering major developments in the history of the Nile valley. In the nineteenth century the region became one of the most active slave-exporting zones in Africa. The area is distinguished from the rest of southern Sudan by its veneer of Muslim influence and an Arabic pidgin.

“Impressive in its use of archival sources in Arabic and English, this study looks at one of the least known regions of Africa. The book is rich in detail on the chaotic and dreadful impact of the Arab slave trade.”

J. E. Flint, Choice