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Representations: Cultural Heritage: North America
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There is a place where shackled Igbo people revolted against their captivity and flew home; a place where “peculiar people” pray to Allah, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man; a place where “if you surrendered to the air, you could ride it” (Creel 1988, Bailey 2001, Morrison 1977, 337). There is a place called Ibo Landing, on an unnamed Carolina Sea Island, where Julie Dash’s 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, ope…

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Tasneem al-Siddiqui, “Representations: Cultural Heritage: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023
First published online: 2016

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