British Association of American Studies Annual Conference
16th - 18th April 2020
'Antarah ibn Shaddad was one of the most famous warrior-poets of pre-Islamic Arabia. A semi-legendary hero from the 6th century AD, 'Antarah was born into slavery as the son of an Arab father and an African mother. Many of his poems are about his love for 'Ablah, daughter of the tribe's shaykh--a love thwarted by his low social status.
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