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dc.contributorYaffa, Ibrahima (owner)en_US
dc.contributor.authorYaffa, Cheikh Bouramaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialKolda, Senegalen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGuinea-Bissauen_US
dc.coverage.temporal19th-20th centuryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-26T18:53:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-26T18:53:04Z
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/2144/37360
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: 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). For technical assistance, please contact open-help@bu.edu.en_US
dc.descriptionProvenance / Custodial history: The owner inherited it from his grandfather, Cheikh Bourama Yaffa. He was a Mandinka scholar. He was born in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. He had an advanced Islamic education and served as a Quranic teacher and a marabout (healer, religious leader, and diviner) until his death in Soukoutoto in Senegal.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe manuscript is a manual designed to addess many social problems. It contains various numerological figures, prayers, and recipes to address: health-related issues, popularity, chasing away malicious people, protection from witchcraft, enhancing one’s mind and intelligence, protection from thieves, recipes for wealth and a long life, and other issues related to people’s wellbeing. Each page begins with an explanation of the numerological formula and the accompanying special prayer in Arabic, and ends with directions on how to use the formula in Mandinka Ajami. The notes in Mandinka Ajami seem to have been added later. Sometimes, the Mandinka notes are written with the Roman script. Thus, the manual includes three forms of literacies: classical Arabic literacy, Mandinka Ajami literacy, and Latin script literacy. The numerological figures require special mathematical skills. The document is an important working manual for local religious leaders, diviners, and healers. Similar traditions are found across Muslim Africa and in other parts of the Muslim world.en_US
dc.format.extentUnbound manuscript of 101 pages kept in an unrelated red book cover titled "SOCIETÉ GÉNÉRAL". Due to the manuscript's age, chipped edges, water stains, torn pages, and ink stains, some text may be difficult to read.en_US
dc.format.mediumPaperen_US
dc.languageArabic, Mandinka Ajami
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.subjectGuinea-Bissauen_US
dc.subjectKolda, Senegalen_US
dc.subjectManuscripten_US
dc.subjectMandinka Languageen_US
dc.subjectAjami scripten_US
dc.subjectLatin scripten_US
dc.subjectNumerologyen_US
dc.subjectIslamic prayersen_US
dc.subjectTraditional medicineen_US
dc.subjectIslamic incantationsen_US
dc.titleIsmoo Kitaaboo: Book of Solutionsen_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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