Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery


Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery [PDF / EPUB] Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery Silent Terror is the disturbing story of a black American s journey into the horrors of modern day slavery in Africa The author s odyssey takes him from New York to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Silent Terror is the disturbing story of a A Journey MOBI ☆ black American s journey into the horrors of modern day slavery in Africa The author s odyssey takes him from New York to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, where he comes face to face with the Arab Berbers centuries old practice of enslaving black Africans Samuel Cotton s research exposes this heinous practice while documenting and analyzing the hatred that the Arab minority holds for blacks, both slave and free, in a country where everyone is MuslimCotton takes the reader into the life of oppressed Africans and provides critical Silent Terror: Kindle - insights into the use of religion and language to successfully enslave blacks He also shows the process by which Arab masters produce docile slaves The narratives he recorded from those who escaped reveal the horrible truth of slave life, the despair and humiliation, and the slaves capacity for hope and courage Interviews with former slaves who have become abolitionist leaders show the path from bondage to freedom and offer the hope that this grim practice will one day be a relic of the past Silent Terror examines why African nations have been silent on this subject and the Terror: A Journey Epub Ú role that neocolonialism plays in continuing an unspeakable practiceThis book is also a personal narrative The author shares the impact of coming to grips with his African past and identity and his internal and external struggles to bring the issue of slavery to the American public He sheds light on the growth of a modern day abolitionist movement aimed at destroying the remaining strongholds of slavery and details the difficulty of getting the Black Muslim community to confront the idea of slavery in the Islamic world and to get black people in general to deal with this painful reality.

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  • Paperback
  • 170 pages
  • Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery
  • Samuel Cotton
  • English
  • 23 June 2019
  • 0863162592

About the Author: Samuel Cotton

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10 thoughts on “Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery

  1. says:

    A heart sickening account of the widespread slavery in Mauritania and surrounding nations Slaves make up a significant percentage of the Mauritanian population and have spilled into Senegal, Libya etc as well I had been aware before that slavery existed in Mauritania and Sudan, but I have never read a detailed journalistic description of it before I was absolutely horrified by the stories and accompanying photographs The Mauritanian slaves are treated every bit as badly as black slaves in A A heart sickening account of the widespread slavery in Mauritania and surrounding nations Slaves make up a significant percentage of the Mauritanian population and have spilled into Senegal, Libya etc as well I had been aware before that slavery existed in Mauritania and Sudan, but I have never read a detailed journalistic description of it before I was absolutely horrified by the stories and accompanying photographs The Mauritanian slaves are treated every bit as badly as black slaves in America had been perhaps even worse Most disturbing of all, however, is the attitude of many of the slaves they, like their masters, see it as just a fact of life, part of the order of things Allah made masters and Allah made slaves and never shall the two be equal.This is not only a factual account but also a memoir The author, a graduate student in sociology and a part time journalist, started off on a one time assignment to write a magazine article about a problem that may or might not exist in a country he d never heard of He wound up becoming an activist, testifying before the Senate, visiting Mauritania, etc., because he was so moved by the facts he uncovered in his research Alas, it s beenthan a decade since this book was written and I don t believe things have changed much for the slaves in Mauritania More yet remains to be done

  2. says:

    I recommend finding and reading this Cotton was a young journalist when he was assigned to follow a lead about the existence of enslavement in contemporary Africa This book is the result of that research, which began with compiling reports from human rights organizations, and eventually drew him to Senegal and, in secret, to visit Mauritania where he interviewed escaped formerly enslaved people and activists who had been tortured for their work His reporting uncovers a race based hierarchy wi I recommend finding and reading this Cotton was a young journalist when he was assigned to follow a lead about the existence of enslavement in contemporary Africa This book is the result of that research, which began with compiling reports from human rights organizations, and eventually drew him to Senegal and, in secret, to visit Mauritania where he interviewed escaped formerly enslaved people and activists who had been tortured for their work His reporting uncovers a race based hierarchy with a minority of lighter skinned Saharan peoples I don t have the book handy to find the accurate ethnic identification Peoples related to Berbers and Arabs controlling entire populations of darker skinned Black Africans.The book is phenomenal Cotton documents everything carefully, but he chose to write from a personal angle, recording his secondary traumas as he listens to stories of torture and slavery This is so powerful and honest, and it helps the reader to react to unbearable testimony, because the reader can relate vicariously as Cotton processes He makes personal connections with the clandestine human rights activists he meets Cotton s approach makes it clear he is a peer, not a savior It s a powerful and rare act of solidarity.Cotton reflects poignantly on his African American ancestry The book is directed at his African American peers, with the purpose of inspiring a social movement of descendents of enslaved people to rise in solidarity with contemporary slaves Cotton does not miss the fact that many African Americans are direct blood relatives of Black Africans from Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, and Niger, blood relatives of the currently enslaved Yet, he shows us, few African Americans at the time he wrote were interested in hearing about these issues, or in learning about contemporary Africa Cotton s article and activism fell on mostly deaf ears, with the notable exception of certain leaders in the Nation of Islam, who condemned his reporting as anti Islamic propaganda Cotton is shocked, since the Black Africans in the region are almost all Muslims themselves It s a race issue, not a religious one, Cotton argued Why did the Nation of Islam side with the lighter skinned Arab Berber Muslims and ignore the Black ones Cotton died He died of cancer a few yeas after this was published The world lost a champion of a cause that has been inexplicably ignored by mainstream human rights activists and politics His death is such a tragedy for the movement he was beginning to build It is also a hollow sadness, because he made such deep relationships with the activists and survivors in Mauritania He told the stories of some of them But the follow up that his energy and spirit promised were denied by his death Read for the Great African Reads book club

  3. says:

    Slavery right now today not just the sexual kind either in 2014 unbelievable shocking and sickening.Now Icompletely understand parts of A Bend in the River by V.S Naipaul There has always been slavery on the coast of Africa it seems as if there always will bethe sudden death of this courageous author makes things even harder to accept, knowing how much he wanted to and no doubt was going to help those enslaved persons Slavery right now today not just the sexual kind either in 2014 unbelievable shocking and sickening.Now Icompletely understand parts of A Bend in the River by V.S Naipaul There has always been slavery on the coast of Africa it seems as if there always will bethe sudden death of this courageous author makes things even harder to accept, knowing how much he wanted to and no doubt was going to help those enslaved persons

  4. says:

    Mr Cotton is deceased now, I found that out on the Internet It s sad really, because I felt like I got to know him when I read his book Silent Terror in 2013, fifteen years after it was published I learned as much about the storyteller as I learned about modern slavery in Mauritania It s not like he just wrote up a report about slavery and set it on the table He told the story through his eyes shared his beliefs, first impressions, his views, his emotions, and the people he met during his Mr Cotton is deceased now, I found that out on the Internet It s sad really, because I felt like I got to know him when I read his book Silent Terror in 2013, fifteen years after it was published I learned as much about the storyteller as I learned about modern slavery in Mauritania It s not like he just wrote up a report about slavery and set it on the table He told the story through his eyes shared his beliefs, first impressions, his views, his emotions, and the people he met during his visit to Africa His account makes the reader trust his facts He offered readers a list of possible actions to eradicate slavery in the world He mixed actions with the words he wrote for The City Sun, i, a weekly African American New York newspaper Very good book for people who want to know the inside story of modern slavery

  5. says:

    A singular account of a disturbing reality, both commendable for its intentions and mortifying for its implications A Modern Max Havelaar A book that fails to shock, disturb, and move to great emotion only the most heartless and jaded readers Silent Terror A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery is at once a treatise, a memoir, and a lament, remarking on the cruelties committed on Africans, the dissolution of African culture, the world wide political suppression which keeps Africa in its A singular account of a disturbing reality, both commendable for its intentions and mortifying for its implications A Modern Max Havelaar A book that fails to shock, disturb, and move to great emotion only the most heartless and jaded readers Silent Terror A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery is at once a treatise, a memoir, and a lament, remarking on the cruelties committed on Africans, the dissolution of African culture, the world wide political suppression which keeps Africa in its crippled state, and the hypocrisy of African people both in Africa and across seas in failing to take action to stop these things from happening It s the kind of book that puts the world in perspective and reshapes the way you live and think After reading this book, all your decisions and activities will be from that point onward accompanied by the lingering thought that people are suffering the pain of bondage somewhere in the world How can one fully enjoy ordinary things knowing such a thing And another thing that is painful besides is just how little impact and how small a reader base this book has had So much devotion and was put into its making, so much effort and anxiety Samel Cotton poured his heart and soul into it but to pitifully little effect.It s a shame This is a book I believe everyone in the world today should read It should be made a part of standard curriculum Slavery is just not something a civilized world can look past with dignity

  6. says:

    Samuel Cotton reveals the atrocity of the trading of black slaves occurring in North Africa countries of Mauritania and Sudan in Silent Terror Silent Terror is not for the faint of heart Cotton is detailed in the plight of slaves and the barbaric and cruel treatment many experience from their owners Silent Terror is also part memoir of Cotton s personnel connection felt thru his travels in Africa connecting with his roots Deeply moved by witnessing the inhumanities of slavery Cotton became a Samuel Cotton reveals the atrocity of the trading of black slaves occurring in North Africa countries of Mauritania and Sudan in Silent Terror Silent Terror is not for the faint of heart Cotton is detailed in the plight of slaves and the barbaric and cruel treatment many experience from their owners Silent Terror is also part memoir of Cotton s personnel connection felt thru his travels in Africa connecting with his roots Deeply moved by witnessing the inhumanities of slavery Cotton became an activist against slavery leading to testifying before the Senate Silent Terror is graphic, educational and heartbreaking A subject matter often ignored and hidden enters the forefront in this compelling read by Samuel Cotton A reality the entire world should be aware of and advocate its abolishment

  7. says:

    I knew Mr Cotton and worked on the design of this book He was an extremely courageous man who took a strong stand about the slavery he learned about, then observed, in Mauritania Muslims here did not want to believe that this could happen in the Muslim community any where in the world His life was threatened at times.He never stopped fighting for justice As others observed, the U.S didn t have a large financial stake in Mauritania The heartbreaking stories and bravery of the people he cam I knew Mr Cotton and worked on the design of this book He was an extremely courageous man who took a strong stand about the slavery he learned about, then observed, in Mauritania Muslims here did not want to believe that this could happen in the Muslim community any where in the world His life was threatened at times.He never stopped fighting for justice As others observed, the U.S didn t have a large financial stake in Mauritania The heartbreaking stories and bravery of the people he came to know, well, I think this broke his heart and mind after awhile.For a current update Nov 2014 , read

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