Arabic Historical Literature from Ghadamis and Mali: Documents from the 18th to 20th Century

In this work translations of four texts are provided from Ghadamis and from Mali. The first is a biography of the Ghadamisi scholar ‘Abdallah b. Abi Bakr al-Ghadamisi (16261719 AD), written by the eighteenth-century author Ibn Muhalhil al-Ghadamisi. A second text is ‘The History of al-Suq’, concerning al-Suq, the historic town of Tadmakka and the original home of the Kel-Essouk Tuareg. The third text is ‘The Precious Jewel in the Saharan histories of the ‘People of the Veil” by Muhammad Tawjaw al-Suqi al-Thani, a contemporary Tuareg author. It pertains to the Kel-Essouk and their historical ties with the Maghreb and West Africa. The final text is a description of the Tuareg from the book ‘Ghadamis, its features, its images and its sights’ by Bashir Qasim Yusha’, published in Arabic in 2001 AD.

Title: Arabic Historical Literature from Ghadamis and Mali: Documents from the 18th to 20th Century
Author: Norris, Harry T.
Year: 2019
ISSN: 1570-3754
Issue: 22
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Islam in Africa
City of publisher: Leiden
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004306448
Geographic terms: Northern Africa
Mali
Maghreb
External link: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004315853
Abstract: In this work translations of four texts are provided from Ghadamis and from Mali. The first is a biography of the Ghadamisi scholar ‘Abdallah b. Abi Bakr al-Ghadamisi (16261719 AD), written by the eighteenth-century author Ibn Muhalhil al-Ghadamisi. A second text is ‘The History of al-Suq’, concerning al-Suq, the historic town of Tadmakka and the original home of the Kel-Essouk Tuareg. The third text is ‘The Precious Jewel in the Saharan histories of the ‘People of the Veil” by Muhammad Tawjaw al-Suqi al-Thani, a contemporary Tuareg author. It pertains to the Kel-Essouk and their historical ties with the Maghreb and West Africa. The final text is a description of the Tuareg from the book ‘Ghadamis, its features, its images and its sights’ by Bashir Qasim Yusha’, published in Arabic in 2001 AD.