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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/37289

This collection contains seven manuscripts. The first one is a bilingual Arabic-Mandinka Ajami text with extensive glosses in Mandinka Ajami which deals with the importance of seeking knowledge. The second document is a copy of a Mandinka Ajami poem by Sitookoto Dabo, the most famous Mandinka Ajami poet of Senegambia. The third one is a copy of a Mandinka Ajami religious text by the famous Mandinka scholar called Alpha Diadji. The fourth poem is a copy of the famous religious poem in Arabic written by the Senegalese Tijāniyya leader, El-hadji Malick Sy. The fifth poem is a copy of an Arabic poem called al-Tantarānī. The sixth manuscript is recent copy of an old Arabic document with extensive glosses in Mandinka Ajami. The seventh manuscript is a copy of an Arabic poem with extensive glosses in Arabic.

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 is also being provided from the BU College of Arts & Sciences (Dean Ann E. Cudd and Associate Dean Nancy Ammerman), the Department of Anthropology, and BU Libraries. 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. 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.

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