Africa's Sources of Knowledge in Ajami Scripts

Title

Africa's Sources of Knowledge in Ajami Scripts

Authors

Fallou Ngom

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Description

Fallou Ngom (Boston University) addresses the myth of illiteracy in Islamcized areas of Africa. It uncovers important sources of African knowledge written in the modified classical Arabic script known as Ajami.

Publication Date

3-21-2013

Keywords

Islam, Arabic script, Africa, African knowledge, Ajami, literacy

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Islamic Studies

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