Arabic Literature of Africa Online

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The present volume is Fascicle A of the third volume of a projected series of volumes whose purpose is to provide a bio-bibliographical overview of the literature in Arabic and other languages of Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa. Our aim is to provide for Islamic Africa a reference tool comparable with those of Carl Brockelmann and Fuat Sezgin for the wider Islamic world.

The Muslim regions of Africa, although rich in writings in Arabic and in various local languages in most of the branches of the Islamic sciences and literary genres, are poor in those resea…

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“Foreword”, 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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