No, not Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi. I’m talking about Noble Drew Ali, prophet of possibly “the only religion ever to be founded in Newark, NJ”, Moorish Science. Although his early career as a magician in a gypsy troupe took him to Egypt and conversations with a high priest, I don’t think he ever went to Morocco, which the sect regarded as its homeland. (Please tell me if you know different.)
- Some more sun goddesses
The other day I did a libertarian Raval tour with a particularly dangerous Californian sociologist, and we got onto Orwell’s apparent
- Christening of Moors, devolution of justice to gypsies etc in C16th Scotland
Check the curious items and documents starting p591, including payments to “blak Margaret” and the precept granting “the Earl and Lord
- Moorish Scheherazades
I had an interesting chat (ie I listened) with someone the other night about the social position of musicians in the
- Roddy Doyle’s niggers of Europe explained
Don’t claim national origins for yourselves without very carefully considering the possible consequences.
- Gypsy madonna, madonna gypsy
Who’s copying who?