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1. Masʾalat khurūj (var. aṣl) ahl Fīka.

Brief chronicle from legendary origins to the reign of Emir Idrīs (reg. 1902-22). One copy includes the name of his son and successor, Muḥammad, showing that the work is still evolving.

MSS: Ibadan (UL), 145 (copies in Maiduguri (CTTS), 88/303; NU/Hunwick, 164); Ibadan (UL), 146 (copies in Maiduguri (CTTS), 88/304; NU/Hunwick, 167); Zaria, 90/6, J54/6.

Publ. It appears to be a version of this chronicle that was translated by H.R. Palmer in SM, ii, 70-3, under the title “Kings of the Land of Fikka”. At the end the name of the “writer”…

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“Fika”, 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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