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Abu Bakr al-Sadiqa

The narrative of Abu Bakr al-Sadika also known as Edward Donlan, came into being after British magistrate, Robert Madden while at a Jamaica market happened to see al-Sadika write his name in elegant Arabic. After talking with him, Madden asked Sadika to write a narrative of his history.  al-Sadika’s narrative, which appears on page 126 of Madden’s travel journal, A Narrative of Twelvemonths Residence in the West Indies (1834), continues for four and a half pages. And though physically bound to Madden’s text, it is written in a very different voice.

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Abu Bakr al-Sadiqa