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Serigne Mor Kayre
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These materials are a collection of Wolof Ajami (Wolofal) poems by Serigne Mor Kayre (1869-1951). Red and black ink are used in the first set of original manuscripts. The red ink is used to highlight key words and phrases. There are also insertions of Arabic words and phrases, including in opening and closing formulae. The collection contains a hagiography of Prophet Muhammad, his family members and his miracles; a discussion on the battle of Badr; a song dedicated to Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba; a discussion on the norms for the construction of a mosque; a tribute to Serigne Modou Moustapha Mbacke (the first khalifa of the Muridiyya order); a tribute to Serigne Moussa Ka (his fellow Murid disciple and poet); and a table of contents summarizing the author's key pieces of work, among others. Materials consist of 17 pages of the original manuscript and 53 photocopies of some of Serigne Mor Kayre's work copied by hand. Serigne Mor Kayre is the author and scribe of the 17 original pages, but the copyist of the 53 photocopied pages of his work is unknown. Digitized on 24 July 2011. Due to the age and poor quality of the photocopy of some pages, some lines are a hard to read. Many of Mor Kayre's original works are lost.
Date created: unknown. The entire manuscript is available for download below as a single PDF file. Each page is also available as a separate, larger, JPG file. If higher-resolution JP2 files are needed (WARNING: files average 11-14MB in size), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (PI), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (Co-applicant), Ablaye Diakite (Researcher), Birane Gassama (Researcher) Technical Team: Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata Services, BU Libraries), Vika Zafrin (Institutional Repository Librarian, BU Libraries), Jack Ammerman (Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access, BU Libraries), and Dr. Peter Quella. This collection of Wolofal (Wolof Ajami) materials is copied as part of the EAP 334 Project (Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal) led by Dr. Fallou Ngom in collaboration with WARA/WARC and Boston University Library. The project is funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives. Access Condition and Copyright: The materials are subject to copyright. Access is for research and educational purposes only. Materials are not to be reproduced without written permission. Citation: Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Ngom, Fallou. 2011. African Ajami Library: EAP 334. Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami Manuscripts of Senegal. Boston: Boston University Library: http://open.bu.edu For Inquires: Please, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com)