Djinns, Stars and Warriors

Mandinka Legends from Pakao, Senegal

Matthew Schaffer

Status: 
€53,00
$64.00
ISBN13: 
9789004131248
Publication Date: 
October 2003
Format: 
Paperback
Publication Type: 
Pages, Illustr.: 
x, 228 pp. 8 illus.
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Language: 
ISSN: 
1567-6951
Volume: 
5

Edited by
Stephen P.D. Bulman, independant researcher
Valentin F. Vydrine, INALCO, Paris

The Epic of Sumanguru Kante contains the Bamana text and English translation of griot Abdoulaye Sako’s oral narrative about Sumanguru, recorded in Koulikoro (Mali), together with explanatory notes, a scholarly introduction, and sections on the Bamana language and musical accompaniment.
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004347960
Expected: 
August 2017
€69,00
$80.00

Cornelia Giesing, independent researcher, and Denis Creissels, University of Lyon

En présentant une perspective sud-orientale et matrifocale sur le Kaabu (16e - 19e siècle), Les mémoires de Maalaŋ Galisa, éditées et commentées par Cornelia Giesing et Denis Creissels, complètent d'autres versions 'patriarcales' orientées sur le modèle de l'épopée de Sunjata....
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004325944
E-ISBN: 
9789004341685
Publication date: 
March 2017
€79,00
$92.00

Kai Kresse, Columbia University. Translated by Hassan Mwakimako and Kai Kresse, and with a foreword by Alamin Mazrui and Hammad M.K. Mazrui

Guidance (Uwongozi) is a bi-lingual edition of a collection of essays from the first Swahili Islamic newspaper, Sahifa, written by Sheikh al-Amin Mazrui (d. 1947) in Mombasa between 1930 and 1932. The collection was first printed locally in 1944.
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004335509
E-ISBN: 
9789004335547
Publication date: 
November 2016
€69,00
$83.00

edited, translated and with an introduction by Karin Barber, University of Birmingham

This volume presents an edition and translation of I.B. Thomas's pioneering work, "The Life-Story of Me, Segilola", first published as a series of realistic letters to a local Lagos newspaper in 1929-30, but now acclaimed as the first Yoruba novel.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004229150
E-ISBN: 
9789004229969
Publication date: 
May 2012
€89,00
$107.00

Frank Gunderson

This volume is an interpretive analysis of a collection of 335 song texts treated as primary historical sources. The collection highlights the cultural practices that link music with labor in Sukuma communities in northwestern Tanzania.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004184688
E-ISBN: 
9789004187603
Publication date: 
June 2010
€109,00
$132.00

Wangari Muoria-Sal, Bodil Folke Frederiksen, John Lonsdale & Derek Peterson

Based on the Gikuyu-language pamphlet literature of the 1940s, the family history of the writer Henry Muoria, and a daughter's memory, this book illuminates the political challenges faced by Kenya's first nationalists and the domestic sacrifices that politics demanded
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004174047
E-ISBN: 
9789047427506
Publication date: 
May 2009
€81,00
$99.00

Traduction, notes et commentaires par Cornelia Giesing and Valentin Vydrine

Cette première édition critique d'un manuscrit écrit en arabe et mandinka focalise l'importance des communautés mandinka et jakhanké dans la construction et la préservation de la mémoire collective de l' "empire" païen du Kaabu en Sénégambie. ...
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004147249
E-ISBN: 
9789047420705
Publication date: 
June 2007
€92,00
$110.00

Jan Jansen and Mountaga Diarra

This book is a bilingual (Maninkakan [ Malinké] - French) presentation of narratives by an old blacksmith, Bala Kanté. The narratives are strikingly coherent in the sense that they use indigenous models for historic causation to recount of the changes Mali has gone through in the 20th century.
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004146952
Publication date: 
November 2005
€72,00
$87.00

Michel R. Doortmont

The Pen-Pictures is a well-known source for the history of the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cited and quoted by both professional historians and interested lay-people. This annotated edition is the first reprint of the book and offers a lively and both historically and literarily interesting text...
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004140974
Publication date: 
November 2004
€92,00
$110.00

Edited by Alessandra Vianello and Mohamed M. Kassim

This source publication provides a comprehensive picture of the administration of Islamic justice and the social and economic life of Brava, a coastal town in Southern Somalia, during a transitional period from de facto internal autonomy to Italian colonial rule.
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004131224
Publication date: 
November 2005
€208,00
$251.00

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