Alphousseyni Mandiang Collection
The collection contains Mandinka Ajami texts dealing with religious and secular subjects, including history.
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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(2018-12-29)Images of manuscript owner Imam Alphousseyni Mandiang and the community of Moricounda, Sedhiou, Senegal, for the manuscript digitization work done in December 2018.
Contains a collection of documents dealing with peace in Casamance and the world, the dangers of alcoholism, drug use, and divorce. The documents also include: a list of the the first Mandinka people who first performed ...
The manuscript is an Ajami poem that promotes the Mandinka language. The author was inspired by the work of the renowned Mandinka scholar, Alpha Diadji. Besides praising God and urging people to follow His injunctions, the ...