EP011 Dr. Rachel Schine on Race and Blackness in a medieval popular epic, Sirat Delhemma (C.11/12th CE)


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Dr. Rachel Schine speaks about understandings of race and blackness in premodern Islamic(ate) societies through the tale of Delhemma, a popular epic of rival families and 'Abd al-Wahhāb, the black offspring of Fāṭimah, the eponymous Delhemma (lit. "the one of high aspiration"), disowned by her husband. Sponsored by IHRC bookshop. Visit shop.ihrc.org.

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