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From Egypt
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Events in the Sudan were reported in the Official Journal, Veqaʾiʿ-i miṣrīye (al-Waqāʾiʿ al-miṣriyya), written in both Turkish and Arabic; see further Hill (1959), 172-73. Later issues sometimes contained occasional poetry written by Sudanese notables. One quasi-literary work published in al-Waqaʾiʿ al-miṣriyya was:

1. Riḥlat sākin al-jinān mawlānā al-kabīr Muḥammad ʿAlī ilā ’l-Sūdān.

Official record in Turkish of Muḥammad ʿAlī Pasha’s visit to the Sudan between 15 October 1838 and 14 March 1839.

Publ. Veqaʾiʿ miṣrīye, no. 618, Alexandria, 21 April 1839.

The official Arabic t…

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“From Egypt”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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