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Daren E. Ray

Daren E. Ray is an assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches African, Islamic, and world history. He has published his multidisciplinary research in History in Africa and Muslim World journals, The Swahili World edited volume, and elsewhere. He also co-organizes the Rocky Mountain Workshop in African History.

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Ethnicity, Identity, and Conceptualizing Community in Indian Ocean East Africa
By Daren E. Ray

Drawing on archaeological, linguistic, ethnographic, and documentary evidence, this book uses a cis-oceanic framework to focus on littoral communities. It clarifies the relationship between ethnicity and other kinds of identities by framing research questions around a language family instead of an ethnic, religious, or diasporic group.

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