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dc.contributorBabagana, Shehu Shettima Buba (owner)en_US
dc.contributor.authorUnknownen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBorno, Nigeriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T20:48:29Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T20:48:29Z
dc.date.created2021-01
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationKurfi, M. H., Hauwa U., Ngom, F., and Castro, E. (2020). African Ajami Library: Gender in Nigerian Ajami Manuscripts. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/41953.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/42239
dc.descriptionThe entire manuscript is available for download as a single PDF file. Higher-resolution images may be available upon request. For technical assistance, please contact open-help@bu.edu. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (Principal Investigator), Hauwa Usman (Local Project Manager), Alhaji Abubakar Maikudi Aishat (General Field Facilitator). Technical Team: Prof. Fallou Ngom (Project Director and the Former Director of African Studies Center), and Eleni Castro (Technical Lead, BU Libraries). These collections of Gender in Nigerian Ajami Manuscripts are copied as part of the African Studies Center’s Ajami Library. Access Condition and Copyright: These materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu). Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Kurfi, M. H., Hauwa U., Ngom, F., and Castro, E. (2020). African Ajami Library: Gender in Nigerian Ajami Manuscripts. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/41953. For Inquiries: Please Contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu).en_US
dc.descriptionProvenance / Custodial history: This document is owned by Shehu Shettima Buba Babagana of Maiduguri, Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria. It is complete and not bound. It is numbered using the Arabic numbering system. Typed with a machine, the author used the Mashriqi script.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis text written in 2018 is a rare Kanuri Ajami document. It contains a biography of the leadership and legacy of Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram – the Kanem-Bornu legendary figure who ruled under the famous Sayfawa dynasty (1497–1504). Historically, the introduction of Arabic script to Northern Nigeria can be traced as far back as the 11th century, starting with the Kanuri people. This text starts with a brief history of the Sayfawa dynasty and then discusses the influence of the Kanem-Bornu empire in the region, highlighting the successes it had achieved, especially in spreading Islam. The document then deals with the life and legacy of Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram. There are very few known written sources on Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram. Oral traditions hold that this legendary figure played a significant role in the formation and ruling of the Kanem-Bornu Kingdom. Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram was the mother of the famous ruler Mai [Emir/King] Idris Alooma, who was too young to reign at first, and as a result she ruled the Kingdom for seven years. It is reported that she would dress like a man to receive education amidst male counterparts and would go to the battlefields. It was believed that during her reign, the Kanem-Bornu had stabilized, which paved the way for her son to take over the mantle of leadership after her. Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram was educated in the Islamic tradition and she mentored her son (the future king/Mai) to be educated in the tradition as well.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe contents of this collection were developed with support of the Title VI National Resource Center grant # P015A180164 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.en_US
dc.format.extentUnbound manuscript. 9 pages.en_US
dc.format.mediumPaperen_US
dc.languageKanuri. Script: Kanuri Ajami
dc.language.isokr
dc.rightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (fngom@bu.edu).en_US
dc.subjectBorno, Nigeriaen_US
dc.subjectManuscripten_US
dc.subjectAjami scripten_US
dc.subjectMuslim womenen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectWomen leadersen_US
dc.subjectAisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaramen_US
dc.subjectIdris Aloomaen_US
dc.subjectBiographyen_US
dc.subjectAfrican leadersen_US
dc.subjectAfrican queensen_US
dc.subjectKanem-Bornu Empireen_US
dc.subjectNigerian historyen_US
dc.subjectSayfawa dynastyen_US
dc.subjectKanuri peopleen_US
dc.titleGhargham a kar mai-a Tarihi-a Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram, 1497 – 1504 (The history, leadership and legacy of Aisa Kǝli Ngǝrmaram, 1497 – 1504)en_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US


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