Lenn ci mbindum Serigne Abdou Kane
Serigne Mbaye Diakhate
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These materials are part of the personal archives of Serigne Abdou Kane, a student of Serigne Mbaye Diakhate. The manuscript consists of documents written by him based on the poems he memorized and heard from his teacher. Based upon the interview with Serigne Bassirou Kane, the current owner of the material, Serigne Mbaye Diakhate used to ask his students such as Kane's father (Serigne Abdou Kane) to memorize his poems for educational purposes. Thus, the material consists of Serigne Abdou Kane's documentation of the knowledge he accumulated in his studies with Serigne Mbaye Diakhate, which he also used as educational materials for other students in his own quranic school in Khourou Mbacke. The themes addressed in the material include, among others: prayers against evil; prayers for a good rainy season and a good harvest; tributes to Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba; advice for good behavior; the importance of local values such as "jom" (honorability/determination), "fulla" (seriousness/rigor), and "kersa" (discretion); and warnings against vanity and other human flaws. The manuscripts are written on different types of paper. Most are written with black ink. Red ink is used for vocalization and to highlight key words. Some pages are not vocalized. According to Serigne Bassirou Kane, his father passed away before finishing the vocalization of some pages. Digitized on 25 July 2011. Due to the age of the documents, some pages are hard to read.There are numerous ink stains. Some lines are erased. Some pages are missing and others are destroyed. Some pages are not vocalized.
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 email@example.com. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)