"Beyond Timbuktu: an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa"
Ousmane Kane, Harvard University
FOLLOWED BY A PANEL AND DISCUSSION:
"Fulbe literature in Arabic in 19th-century West Africa,"
Mohamed Diagayété, Associate Director, Institut des Hautes Études et de Recherche Islamique – Ahmad Baba, Timbuktu, Mali
"L’esclavage à travers les fatawa ouest-africaines," (with translation)
Mahamane Mahamoudou, Independent scholar, Timbutku, Mali
"Reading the life and politics of a 20th-century Timbuktu religious scholar through his historiography,"
Mohamed Shaid Mathee, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
"The correspondence of Ahmad al-Bakkay al-Kunti (d.1865)"
Ali Diakité, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This event is sponsored by the History Department, Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, The African Initiative, and the Humanities Futures of the FHI.