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Title:The writings of Central Sudanic Africa
Author:Hunwick, John O.ISNI
Series:Handbuch der Orientalistik. 1. Abt., Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten (ISSN 0169-9423)
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic terms:Niger
Arabic language
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Abstract:This volume is the second of a projected series of six volumes on the Arabic literature of Africa. It is deals with the Arabic writings of central Sudanic Africa, i.e. the area lying between the present Republic of Sudan and Mali. The bulk of the work concerns Nigeria, but the smaller and less studied Arabic literary traditions of Chad, Cameroon and Niger are also examined. The work is arranged both chronologically and by subregion: The central Sudan before 1800; The Fodiyawa: 1) Shaykh?Uthman b. Mu?ammad Fodiye; The Fodiyawa: 2)?Abd Allah b. Mu?ammad Fodiye; The Fodiyawa: 3) Mu?ammad Bello; Sokoto (1): other members of the Fodiawa and the Wazirs; Sokoto (2): other writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Kano since 1800 (1): emirs and writers of the Tijaniyya '?ariqa'; Kano since 1800 (2): writers of the Qadiriyya '?ariqa' and unaffiliated writers (with Roman Loimeier); Writers of Katsina, Zaria, Bauchi and Lokoja; Bornu, Wadai and Adamawa (with Hamidu Bobboyi); Ilorin and Nupe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (by Stefan Reichmuth and Razaq D. Abubakre); Ibadan, Lagos and other areas of southern Nigeria (by Stefan Reichmuth and Razaq D. Abubakre); Polemical literature for and against Sufism (with Muhammad Sani Umar); King-lists, chronicles and other minor historical works.