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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.accessioned2018-05-22T13:34:17Z
dc.date.available2018-05-22T13:34:17Z
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: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/27112
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/28997
dc.descriptionThe entire manuscript is available for download as a PDF file(s). 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: Dr. Fallou Ngom (Principal Investigator; Director, African Studies Center), 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 fully cited using the information below. 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). For technical assistance, please contact open-help@bu.edu.en_US
dc.descriptionProvenance / Custodial history: The current owner of the manuscript (Abdou Karim Thiam) inherited it from his father (Nimbaly Thiam) who died in the 2015 Mina stampede in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe manuscript deals with divination techniques. The techniques are used by Mandinka marabouts (local religiousl leaders and healers) in order to diagnose the supernatural or natural causes of people’s challenges or ailments, to prescribe appropriate remedies, or to predict their future. The document is written in Mandinka Ajami. The author goes step by step through several processes that one needs to know in order to be able to perform divination successfully, including what exact Arabic prayer or litany to use at what specific time. With this text, the author shares his knowledge of divination with his fellow spiritual leaders and healers, his disciples, and the local knowledge seekers who are literate in Mandinka Ajami. Sharing divination knowledge, healing recipes, and other forms of knowledge are common among West African Muslims. The manuscript was digitized in the home of the owner (Abdou Karim Thiam) in the neighborhood of Kandialang in Ziguinchor, Senegal.en_US
dc.format.extentUnbound manuscript of 22 pages. Parts of the manuscript are brittle and falling apart, especially around the frayed and chipped edges.en_US
dc.format.mediumpaperen_US
dc.languageMandinka with Arabic structures
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.titleJuubeeraŋo: Divinationen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderAfrican Studies Center, Boston Universityen_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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