Arabic Literature of Africa, Volume 4 Writings of Western Sudanic Africa

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The fourth volume of Arabic Literature of Africa deals with the scholarly and literary production of authors from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, and Ghana, from earliest times to the present day. The work is arranged both regionally and chronologically, and writers are grouped within chapters according to ethnic, scholarly, or religious affiliations. A biography of each author is given where possible, before the list of his or her writings.
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The fourth volume of Arabic Literature of Africa deals with the scholarly and literary production of authors from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, and Ghana, from earliest times to the present day. The work is arranged both regionally and chronologically, and writers are grouped within chapters according to ethnic, scholarly, or religious affiliations. A biography of each author is given where possible, before the list of his or her writings.
For each author is given a list of known writings, with details of existing manuscript copies, published editions and translations.
There are indexes of authors, titles, first lines of poetry, and a general index, as well as a bibliography of all works referred to in the volume. An initial overview and chapter introductions provide an outline history of Islamic learning in the region.

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John O. Hunwick, Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, University of London, 1974, is Professor of History and Professor of Religion, Northwestern University. He has published Arabic Literature of Africa, Vol. II: The Writings of Central Sudanic Africa, (1995) and Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire, (1999).

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Table of Contents

Arabic Literature of Africa: Foreword Preface Introduction Transliteration, Dates and Proper Names Abbreviations Short Titles of Works frequently referred to General Works of Reference, Journals, and Catalogues Writings of Western Sudanic Africa: an Overview

Appendix:
Unassigned Writers Addenda Sources and Bibliographies

Indices:
Index of Authors Index of Titles:
Index of First Lines of Poetry General Index

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