The Story of Rufino

Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic
Author(s): 
Reis, João José
Author(s): 
Gomes, Marcus et al
ISBN: 
9780190224363
Date published: 
December 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£22.99

A finalist for the Brazilian Book award and winner of the Casa de las América Prize for Brazilian Literature, The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic reconstructs the lively biography of Rufino José Maria, set against the historical context of Brazil and Africa in the nineteenth century, that sheds light on slavery and the slave trade, manumission, the complexities of slavery and freedom in Brazil, African freed persons, and the resilience of ethnic and religious identities.