Aḥmadu Bamba’s Pedagogy and the Development of ͑Ajamī Literature

@article{Ngom2009AmaduBP,
  title={Aḥmadu Bamba’s Pedagogy and the Development of ͑Ajamī Literature},
  author={Fallou Ngom},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={123 - 99}
}
While African literature in European languages is well-studied, ajamī and its significance in the intellectual history of Africa remains one of the least investigated areas in African studies. Yet ajamī is one of the oldest and most widespread forms of literature in Africa. This article draws scholars’ attention to this unmapped terrain of knowledge. First, it provides a survey of major West African ajamī literary traditions and examines the nexus between the pedagogy of Aḥmadu Bamba and the… CONTINUE READING

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