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Historical Texts
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Although the authors of these historical texts are generally not mentioned, in a few cases names are given, but they are of persons whose writings are otherwise unknown.


Arabic titles

1. Akhbār al-zamān

Attributed to Yaḥyā b. Saʿīd al-Fullānī.

MS: Timbuktu (MHMT), 176, 630.

2. Naql al-kawāʾin

Events of bilād al-sūdān.958-1353/ 1551-1934. See also MKUB, 5, where this title is attributed to Aḥmad Bū’l-Aʿrāf.

MS: Timbuktu (CEDRAB), 330.

3. Q. rāʾiyya

On an expedition into Black Africa

MS: Paris (BN), 5444, ff. 29r-30v.

4. Shukr al-Māniḥ fī riḥlat Ibn a…

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“Historical Texts”, 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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