Arab slave traders as opposed to European traders preferred to carry out raiding sorties, often travelling far into Africa. Their other distinction was that their markets back home preferred to buy female slaves as opposed to male. This was because there was a stronger demand for household maids as well as sexual slaves rather than slaves to work on farms.
A la découverte de quelques rois du Cameroun et d'Afrique - Bonaberi.com
Photo taken in 1890s by German officers of young Africans sold into slavery by Arab merchants.
arabs enslaving african women as concubines. 4. Arab Enslavers Targeted Women For Rape The eastern Arab slave trade dealt primarily with African women, maintaining a ratio of two women for each man. These women and young girls were used by Arabs and other Asians as concubines and menials. A Muslim slaveholder was entitled by law to the sexual enjoyment of his slave women. Filling the harems of wealthy Arabs, African women bore them a host of children. This abuse of African women would…