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This chapter is written by Ousmane Kane and John Hunwick

As evidenced in the three preceding chapters, much of the Arabic literature of Senegal was written in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century by scholars belonging to the two major Senegambian ṭarīqas: the Tijāniyya and the Murīdiyya. This chapter deals with those who belonged to neither of these two categories. Among them, two sets are worthy of note: members of the Qādiriyya on the one hand, and the “Arabists” on the other.

As regards the Qādiriyya, although this was a popular ṭarīqa in sub-Saharan Africa, its membership i…

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“Introduction”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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