Abdou Khadre Cisse Manuscripts
The collection consists of three sets of manuscripts. The first is a poem that celebrates Prophet Muḥammad’s virtues and retraces his life and the history of his family. The poem is written in Arabic with interlinear and marginal glosses. A few glosses are vocalized and are written in Soninke Ajami. The second manuscript is a Mandinka Ajami exegesis of the popular Mālikī jurisprudence (figh) text known as Al-Akhdarī widely used in West Africa. The third set of manuscripts consists of five types of texts which include prayers to help people achieve social mobility, a manual of special prayers and techniques for finding solutions to people's social problems (including love), and a personal letter in Mandinka Ajami.
This is a joint project between Boston University and the West African Research Center (WARC), funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives Programme. Support for this project was provided by the BU College of Arts & Sciences (Dean Ann E. Cudd and Associate Dean Nancy Ammerman), the Department of Anthropology, and Boston University Libraries. Fieldwork Team: Professor Fallou Ngom (Principal Investigator; former Director of the African Studies Center), Ablaye Diakité (Local Project Manager), Mr. Ibrahima Yaffa (General Field Facilitator), and Ibrahima Ngom (photographer). Technical Team: Professor Fallou Ngom and Eleni Castro (Technical Lead, BU Libraries). This collection of Mandinka Ajami materials is copied as part of the African Studies Center’s African Ajami Library. Access Condition and Copyright: These materials are subject to copyright and are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are fully cited using the information below. For use, distribution or reproduction beyond these terms, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org). Required Citation: Materials in this web edition should be cited as: Ngom, Fallou, Castro, Eleni, & Diakité, Ablaye. (2018). African Ajami Library: EAP 1042. Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami Materials of Casamance, Senegal. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/27112. For Inquiries: please contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com). For technical assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The manuscript is a Mandinka Ajami exegesis of the popular Mālikī jurisprudence text known as Al-Akhdarī, which is used across Muslim West Africa. Al-Akhdarī, is based on the name of the Algerian scholar, Abū Yazīd ʿAbd ...
This collection contains five different texts. The first one consists of prayers designed to help people achieve social mobility. This text is a manual of special prayers and techniques for finding solutions to people's ...
The manuscript is a long poem that praises Prophet Muhammad. It celebrates his virtues and retraces his life and the history of his family. It highlights how he overcame the numerous challenges he faced as he sought to ...