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dc.contributorThiam, Abdou Karim (owner)en_US
dc.contributor.authorThiam, Imam Nimbalyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialZiguinchor, Senegalen_US
dc.coverage.temporal20th centuryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-22T13:33:07Z
dc.date.available2018-05-22T13:33:07Z
dc.identifier.citationNgom, Fallou, Castro, Eleni, & Diakité, Ablaye. (2018). African Ajami Library: EAP 1042. Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami Materials of Casamance, Senegal. Boston: Boston University Libraries: https://hdl.handle.net/2144/27112
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/28995
dc.descriptionThis collection of texts is available for download as a single PDF file. Higher-resolution images may be available upon request. For technical assistance, please contact open-help@bu.edu. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (Pricipal Investigator; Director, African Studies Center), Ablaye Diakité (Local Project Manager), Mr. Ibrahima Yaffa (General Field Facilitator), and Ibrahima Ngom (photographer). Technical Team: Professor Fallou Ngom (Principle Investigator, Project Director and former Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University), 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. This is a joint project between BU and the West African Research Center (WARC), funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives Programme. 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 credited. For use, distribution or reproduction beyond these terms, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu). 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 (fngom@bu.edu).en_US
dc.descriptionProvenance / Custodial history: The current owner of the manuscripts (Abdoul Karim Thiam) inherited them from his father (Nimbaly Thiam) who died in the 2015 Mina stampede in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis collection encompasses several genres of texts including: prayers in Arabic; recipes for happiness and wealth; esoteric diagrams with Arabic text inside of them, and explanations of their purpose along with instructions on how to use them written in Mandinka Ajami. The goals of these esoteric diagrams include addressing people’s preoccupations (such as love and relationship issues). There are also protective incantations (called saalaalo in Mandinka) which blend Arabic litanies with Mandinka phrases in order to have tangible effects on real life events. Some esoteric figures are written in red and black followed by an explanation of their purpose in vocalized Mandinka Ajami. The collection also contains records of local customers who sought the divination services of Imam Nimbaly Thiam between 1969 to 2015. The divination services he offered (Arabic: istikhāra) are used to help people know about their future and protect them from evil, among other things. The records he kept in non-vocalized Mandinka Ajami show that his customers were diverse and that they came from people of all walks of life, religions, and ethnicities. His customers included Muslims, Christians, and followers of traditional religions from the ethnic groups that inhabit the Casamance region of Senegal. The records also include some of his financial transactions. The reference to Dollars and Pesos (the former currency of Guinea Bissau) in the records reflects the international dimension of his divination services. Most of the vocalized texts in the manuscript are written in Mandinka Ajami.en_US
dc.format.extentUnbound manuscript. 97 pages. Some words, especially around the frayed page edges, may be difficult to read. There are signs of water damage and ink stains with faded text on some pages, making the text on certain pages difficult to read. Black and red colors are used on some pages, including in the vocalizations of Mandinka Ajami texts.en_US
dc.format.mediumpaperen_US
dc.languageMandinka with Arabic phrases
dc.language.isoar
dc.language.isomnk
dc.rightsThese 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 credited. For use, distribution or reproduction beyond these terms, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu).en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectZiguinchor, Senegalen_US
dc.subjectCasamanceen_US
dc.subjectManuscripten_US
dc.subjectMandinka Languageen_US
dc.subjectAjami scripten_US
dc.subjectIslamic practicesen_US
dc.subjectSufi spiritual practicesen_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
dc.subjectDivinationen_US
dc.titleNaafulu Soto, Duwaaraŋo, Saalaaloolu, aniŋ Juubeeraŋo: Recipes for fortune, prayers, incantations, and divination recordsen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US


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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 credited. For use, distribution or reproduction beyond these terms, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu).
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