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1. Dīwān salāṭīn Barnū.

MSS: Halle, Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, mss. arab., 53. Publ. Text at back of Palmer’s edn. of Aḥmad b. Furṭuwa, Taʾrīkh May Idrīs wa-ghazawātihi, Kano, 1932, which he translated in Palmer (1926), 84-91 and in BSS, 89-95. A German translation by O. Blau was published in Z. der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, vi (1852), 305-30. Text and French trans, in D. Lange (1977). Palmer provides an extensive commentary on the Dīwān in BSS, 112-269: “List of Maghumi Mais and Kuburi Sheikhs”.

2. Brief Dīwān of the Mais.

Publ. in facsimile at the back of Taʾrī…

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“Bornu”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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