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Preface and Overview of the Materials and Collections
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This chapter is written by Adday Hernández and Irmeli Perho

The editor in charge of this volume was Adday Hernández, alongside assistant editor Irmeli Perho and expert consultant Alessandro Gori.

As Alessandro Gori has mentioned, this volume is conceived as a supplement to volume 3a, given that according to its editors, the level of information on the writings of this area was very uneven and insufficient in comparison with the ALA volumes devoted to other areas. As a consequence, ALA3b adds information to the previous volume ALA3a while following its organizational structure an…

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“Preface and Overview of the Materials and Collections”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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