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The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edited by Andrea Brigaglia and Mauro Nobili

De Gruyter


367 pages



Studies in Manuscript Cultures; Volume 12


First presented at a conference of the same name held in Cape Town, South Africa, in September 2013, the 11 articles in this collection examine various aspects of Islamic manuscripts from sub-Saharan Africa, such as their materials, technologies, practices, production, commercialization, circulation, preservation, consumption, and the texts themselves. History, Islamic studies, and other scholars from Europe, Africa, and the US address writing supports like paper and wooden tablets; the layout and marginalia of manuscripts; practices of writing and issues of authorship in Kilwa, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo; and written cultures in Cameroon, Mali, South Africa, and Nigeria. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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