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Title:Language in Africa
Editor:Zhukov, Andrey
Periodical:Sudanic Africa (ISSN 0803-0685)
Geographic terms:East Africa
West Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:Swahili language
Arabic language
Hausa language
Fulfulde language
language history
colonial period
conference papers (form)
External link:http://org.uib.no/smi/sa/15/sa15toc.html
Abstract:This special issue of Sudanic Africa consists of two sections. The first section (African languages and the colonial State) contains papers from a panel 'Islam, language and the colonial State' held at the conference 'African Muslim responses to the State', organized by the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill., USA), 15-19 May 2002. This section includes contributions on old Swahili-Arabic script and the development of Swahili literary language (Andrey Zhukov); Swahili poetic text and African historiography (K. Inyani Simala); the cooperation between German teachers of Swahili and East African Muslim intellectuals at the Seminar für Orientalische Sprachen in Berlin (Katrin Bromber); 20th-century language policies with respect to Hausa (John Edward Philips); the colonial reinterpretation of Hausa Ajami literature and script (Nikolai Dobronravine) including a response by John Edward Philips; colonial rule and Fulfulde literature in Futa Jallon, Guinea (Bernard Salvaing). The second section (Arabic language in Africa) includes two papers: West Africa and the Arabic language (John O. Hunwick) and The use of Arabic as a written language in Central Africa: the case of the Uele basin (northern Congo) in the late 19th century (Xavier Luffin). [ASC Leiden abstract]