Date created: 1980s (est).The entire manuscript is available for download below as a single PDF file. Each page is also available as a separate, larger, JPG file. If higher-resolution JP2 files are needed (WARNING: files average 11-14MB in size), please contact email@example.com. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (PI), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (Co-applicant), Ablaye Diakite (Researcher), Birane Gassama (Researcher) Technical Team: Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata Services, BU Libraries), Vika Zafrin (Institutional Repository Librarian, BU Libraries), Jack Ammerman (Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access, BU Libraries), and Dr. Peter Quella. This collection of Wolofal (Wolof Ajami) materials is copied as part of the EAP 334 Project (Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal) led by Dr. Fallou Ngom in collaboration with WARA/WARC and Boston University Library. The project is funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives. Access Condition and Copyright: The materials are subject to copyright. Access is for research and educational purposes only. Materials are not to be reproduced without written permission. Citation: Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Ngom, Fallou. 2011. African Ajami Library: EAP 334. Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami Manuscripts of Senegal. Boston: Boston University Library: http://open.bu.edu For Inquires: Please, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serigne Diadia Diop
The manuscript is the original of the work within. Based on the interview with the owner, it was written in the 1980s. Red, green, purple, and black inks are used throughout the manuscript. There are Arabic words in the text, including in the opening formula. This manuscript praises the achievements of Serigne Abdoul Ahad Mbacke when he led the Muridiyya order (1968-1989). The author underscores Mbacke's efforts to improve the infrastructure of the city of Touba by creating new roads, improving the sanitary conditions, expanding the size of the Touba mosque, and implementing a rigorous disciplinary program in the city, among others. The author describes Serigne Abdoul Ahad as a protector of all Murid disciples and a true embodiement of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba. Digitized on 17 July 2011. There are some stains in some pages, but they are generally clear and easy to read. Some pages appear to be missing.