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  • Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami Materials of Casamance, Senegal 

    Castro, Eleni; Ngom, Fallou (2018-10-11)
    This poster outlines the international research collaboration between Boston University, the West African Research Center, and local experts in Senegal during a 15 month project --funded by the British Library’s Endangered ...
  • Panegyric poems for Prophet Muhammad 

    Bayo, Muhammadu Amin; Bayo, Ousmane
    This manuscript is a collection of several panegyric poems (Arabic: Madḥ) praising Prophet Muhammad. The poems celebrate his struggles, virtues, and success in the nascent days of Islam. They are written in Arabic with ...
  • Divination sciences (Mandinka: Ramuloo) 

    Bayo, Ousmane; Unknown author
    This manuscript is a contemporary copy of a 19th century manual of divination sciences in Mandinka Ajami. Divination sciences are popular in Muslim Africa. They are known in Senegambian Mandinka communities as Ramuloo (from ...
  • Solutions to problems (Mandinka: Jumaloo) 

    Bayo, Muhammadu Amin; Bayo, Ousmane
    This item consists of a collection of several small manuscripts with recipes and remedies to address people’s problems. The social preoccupations that the manuscripts seek to address include: infertility among women, how ...
  • Special prayers to solve problems 

    Bayo, Ousmane
    This short Mandinka Ajami manuscript contains special prayers and techniques used to address specific problems. The manuscript includes names of Prophets, the companions of Prophet Muhammad, and angels. The manuscript was ...
  • Images of inside the home of manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo 

    Ngom, Fallou; Ngom, Ibrahima (2018-01-09)
    Images of inside the home of manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo, in Belfort, Ziguinchor, Senegal.
  • Images outside of the home of manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo 

    Ngom, Fallou; Ngom, Ibrahima (2018-01-09)
    Images taken outside of the home of manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo, in Belfort, Ziguinchor, Senegal.
  • Interview with manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo, Part 2 

    Yaffa, Ibrahima; Bayo, El-hadji Lamine (2018-01-09)
    Part 2 of a video interview with the manuscript owner (El-hadji Lamine Bayo) at the Hotel Nema-Kadior in Ziguinchor, Senegal. These interviews were conducted on January 9, 2018, by Mr. Ibrahima Yaffa with El-hadji Lamine ...
  • Digitization images of El-hadji Lamine Bayo's manuscript collection 

    Ngom, Fallou; Ngom, Ibrahima; Castro, Eleni (2018-01-09)
    Images of the manuscript digitization and interview work done on January 9, 2018 with manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo, at the Hotel Nema-Kadior in Ziguinchor, Senegal.
  • Interview with manuscript owner, El-hadji Lamine Bayo, Part 1 

    Yaffa, Ibrahima; Bayo, El-hadji Lamine (2018-01-09)
    Part 1 of a video interview with the manuscript owner (El-hadji Lamine Bayo) at the Hotel Nema-Kadior in Ziguinchor, Senegal. These interviews were conducted on January 9, 2018, by Mr. Ibrahima Yaffa with El-hadji Lamine ...

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