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Fulfulde Writers
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Much of the following information is derived from Alfa Ibrâhîm Sow, La femme, la vache, la foi, Paris 1966. Sow (1968), 10, remarks that it is difficult to make a distinction between written and oral literature in black African Muslim societies. The forms of names are as given by Sow. In addition to the works listed below, Sow also contains a number of anonymous historical texts in Fulfulde with parallel French translations.

Cerno Muhammadu Samba Mombeyaa

Rahmatullaahi Telikoo

Cerno Aliyyu Ɓuuɓa-Ndiyan b. Cerno Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Bano b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Sh. Malal

His son Cerno ʿAbd al-…

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“Fulfulde Writers”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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