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FA-37930-03
The Relationship Between the London Missionary Society and Highland Malagasy, 1820-1836
Pier Larson, Johns Hopkins University

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Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora (Book)
Title: Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora
Author: Pier M. Larson
Abstract: A remarkable history of imperialism, language, and creolization in the largest African diaspora of the Indian Ocean in the early modern period. Ranging from Madagascar to the Mascarenes, the Comores, and South Africa, Ocean of Letters sheds new light on the roles of slavery, emancipation, oceanic travel, Christian missions, and colonial linguistics in the making of Malagasy-language literacy in the islands of the western Indian Ocean. Ocean of Letters shows how enslaved and free Malagasy, together with certain European colonists and missionaries, promoted the Malagasy language, literacy projects, and letter writing in the multilingual colonial societies of the region between the seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Addressing current debates in the history of Africa and the African diaspora, slavery, abolition, creolization, and the making of modern African literatures, the book crosses thematic as well as geo-imperial boundaries and brings fresh perspectives to Indian Ocean history.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item2427740/?site_locale=en_US
Primary URL Description: Cambridge University Press
Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Letters-Language-Creolization-Perspectives/dp/0521739578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325781515&sr=8-1
Secondary URL Description: Amazon.com
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0521739573

Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora (Book)
Title: Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora
Author: Larson, Pier
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780521739573
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780521739573


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