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Selim Aga

James McCarthy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Biographical Studies. 889 words.

Selim Aga (c. 1826–1875), freed slave, autobiographer, and explorer, was born in the Muslim kingdom of Taquali, in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, about 1826. The son of a prosperous farmer,...

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