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Ibrahima abd al Rahman

The Colonizationist and Journal of Freedom, 1834

The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, General Research Division

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Ibrahima abd al Rahman

Ibrahima (c. 1762-1829) was the son of the almamy, or Muslim ruler, of Futa Jallon (Guinea). In 1789, at the age of twenty-six, the young lieutenant, was captured in a war and deported to Natchez, Mississippi where he was enslaved for thirty-nine years before being freed on the condition that he leaves for Liberia. He died a few weeks after reaching Monrovia. An account of his life was published in the African Repository in 1828.