The US Library of Congress has made the country’s only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic available on the Internet. According to a statement by the Library of Congress on Tuesday, the Omar Ibn Said Collection consists of 42 original documents, including a 15-page autobiography on The Life of Omar Ibn Said, also known as Uncle Moreau. The story belongs to Said, a man who was captured in West Africa and brought to the US as a slave in 1831. A rare example of a slave’s autobiography, this unique collection of texts acquired in 2017 sheds light on the early history of Islam and Muslims in the US. Published in Daily Times, January 18th 2019.