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This chapter is written by Jonathan Miran and R.S. O’Fahey.

Since the independence of Eritrea (de facto in 1991; formally in 1993), the beginings of local publishing can be noted. Some writings from the Khatmiyya ṭarīqa that are of Eritrean provenance are listed in ALA 1. Gori (1995a), 87-95 lists various editions that are not listed in ALA 1.

There are as yet no public collections in Eritrea, although the Islamic Centre in Asmara has a substantial library, but there are plans to establish a national archive.

We have included writings in Arabic by leaders of the Eritrean Liberatio…

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“Introduction”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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