Kalifa Faty Collection
The collection contains several manuscripts, including a Mandinka Ajami poem dealing with the history of Islam, Arabic and Mandinka language teaching materials, guidelines for Islamic rituals, Mandinka Ajami poetry, and special prayers.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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(2018-07-22)Images of manuscript owner Imam Kalifa Faty and neighboring community in Kolda, Senegal, for the manuscript digitization work done in July 2018.
The manuscript is written by the famous Mandinka religious scholar, poet, and educator, Kang Kalifa Diaby. Kang Kalifa translated many important texts from Arabic and Soninke Ajami (Sarakhole) into Mandinka. He has greatly ...
A collection of two small bilingual manuscripts. The first is a copy of a Mandinka Ajami poem that praises God and Prophet Muḥammad while teaching literacy and Mandinka grammar. It was authored by the Mandinka educator, ...
The manuscript is a bilingual Arabic-Mandinka Ajami language teaching text copied from the original, written by Kang Kalifa Diaby. It is designed to teach basic Arabic grammar and common words to Mandinka Ajami literates. ...
The manuscript is a copy of an Arabic text with extensive glosses in Mandinka Ajami by the Mandinka educator, Kang Kalifa Diaby. The document deals with numerous Islamic rituals, including guidelines for the required prayers ...
The manuscript is a recent copy from the original written by Kang Kalifa Diaby to help Mandinka Ajami literates better understand their language. It deals with basic grammar, vocabulary, and Mandinka common expressions.