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Anonymous Works
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1. Kitāb al-makhadarāt (?).

MS: Mogadishu; Catalogo ... Garesa, no. 63 [B.G. Martin could not find it c. 1965].

2. [Legendary account ...].

“A legendary account of the wars conducted against the invasions of Muslim territories in the Horn of Africa by the Portuguese, Italians and Ethiopians. Sh. Abādir, Sh. Yūsuf al-Kawnayn, Sh. Nūr Ḥusayn of Bale and the sultan of Mogadishu are principal figures in the narration. The account contains some anachronisms, such as putting Italian and Portuguese soldiers side by side and …

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“Anonymous Works”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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