Servants of the Sharia (2 vols)

The Civil Register of the Qadis' Court of Brava 1893-1900

Edited by Alessandra Vianello and Mohamed M. Kassim

Status: 
€185,00
$246.00
ISBN13: 
9789004131224
Publication Year: 
2005
Format: 
Paperback
Publication Type: 
Pages, Illustr.: 
vol.1: xviii, 1170 pp.; vol.2: viii, 1016 pp.
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Language: 
ISSN: 
1567-6951
Volume: 
6

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
Publication date: 
May 2012

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
Publication date: 
June 2010

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
Publication date: 
May 2009

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 Sé...
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004147249
Publication date: 
June 2007

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...
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004146952
Publication date: 
November 2005

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

Matthew Schaffer

This sourcebook contains some of the finest Mandinka oral traditions ever published, emphasizing history and witchcraft. Along with some Arabic texts in translation, these texts reveal Mandinka to be a significant West African literature and worthy contributor to the broader Mande legacy.
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004131248
Publication date: 
October 2003

Jan Bender Shetler

Series: 
Volume: 
4
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004126251
Publication date: 
November 2002

Caroline Angenent, Anneke Breedveld, Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk

This book is based on an articulate oral rendition of the history of the Haayre by Aamadu Baa Digi, a griot at the court of Dalla. It was made at the request of two anthropologists, Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk, with permission of the then ruling leader. This fascinating part of history of...
Series: 
Volume: 
3
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004124462
Publication date: 
November 2002

Stephanie Newell

Series: 
Volume: 
2
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789004121867
Publication date: 
November 2001

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