Proceedings of the International Conference on Sources for African history in African languages written in Arabic (Ajami), African and Latin scripts in Eastern and Southern Africa held in Maputo, Mozambique, 16-18 April 2012. The Maputo conference was organised by the Fontes Historiae Africanae Project of l`Union Académique Internationale for the International Union of Academies based in Brussels. Seyni Moumouni, Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger, contributed to the volume with a survey of The Ajami Manuscripts in Africa and with an overview of the rich Palaeographic Corpus of Dated Manuscripts at the Department of Arabic and Ajami Manuscripts of the University of Niamey, Niger. Shaykh Behardien's Arabic-Afrikaans manuscript was analysed and assessed by Muhammed Haron, based at the University of Botswana, Gaborone. Liazzat Bonate, formerly at the University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, now Seoul National University, South Korea, in her paper illustrated the extent of the use of the Ajami script in the official correspondence with the Portuguese by Africans. Zuzana Gažková (Comenius University, Bratislava, examined the Arab popular epic (s?ra sha?b?ya) S?rat Sayf ibn D? Yazan and its reflection in the African environment. Gerhard Liesegang, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, directed attention to oral traditions, and analysed three poems, which hailed from Southern Mozambique and focused on two Nguni heads of state and their Tsonga interpretation. Demeke Berhane, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, assessed the quality and quantity of precious manuscripts located outside Ethiopia and explored the reasons why they were shifted to their current locations outside the African continent. The last contribution by Viera Pawlikova-Vilhanova explained how and if literacy helped to change the Baganda perceptions of their past and to what extent early Luganda historiography came to be affected by politics.
Autori: Viera Pawliková-Vilhanová, Seyni Moumouni (eds)
Rok vydania: 2014
Počet strán: 161
Rozmer: 24 x 16cm
Jazyk: Anglický jazyk