A-label: African Languages Between the Lines

Notes on sub-Saharan languages written in Arabic script

This blog is a companion to the research of the Ajami Lab within the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at the Universität Hamburg. Focused on historical and modern instances of Ajami—that is, sub-Saharan African languages written in Arabic script—we aim here to share updates, anecdotes, and conceptual and methodological tools as we work to catalogue and analyse African Islamic manuscripts. In doing so, the blog will serve both other scholars of Ajami as well as a wider audience of scholars interested in the insights that can be gleaned from these understudied documents and literacy practices.

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Dmitry Bondarev

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15 octobre 2018

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A-label: African Languages Between the Lines
Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Universität Hamburg, Warburgstraße 26
D-20354, Hamburg

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