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This work provides a view of the 1000-year-old tradition of the Fulani people of West Africa, offering an insight into their cosmology and their material and spiritual values. This edition includes an interview with the author, explanatory notes, and critical and biographical essays.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published May 28th 1988 by Three Continents Pr
(first published 1978)
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Amadou Hampâté Bâ was born to an aristocratic Fula family in Bandiagara, the largest city in Dogon territory and the capital of the precolonial Masina Empire. After his father's death, he was adopted by his mother's second husband, Tidjani Amadou Ali Thiam of the Toucouleur ethnic group. He first attended the Qur'anic school run by Tierno Bokar, a dignitary of the Tijaniyyah brotherhood, then tran ...moreMore about Amadou Hampâté Bâ...