The US-American NGO Population Media Center (PMC) put a radio program online which deals with children's rights, child labor and exploitation, child trafficking and reproductive health in Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast. The radio play has 144 episodes that are / were broadcasted in Bamanankan / Dyula. unfortunately, the audio tapes don't work. But there is a summary of every episode in French and the written manuscript of each episode in Bamanankan / Dyula. The specific letters of this language are not rendered correctly. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website with extensive information about the Soninke who come from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia. Under "Autres > Téléchargements" you will find some booklets in Soninke and articles about Soninke for downlnload. Furthermore, you can fins information about their society, culture, history language (with gossary, one thesis, excerpts from books in Soninke, a "teach-Yourself-Soninke" online book, ...), current news in French and Soninké and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
One of the main sites about the scripture and movement of N'ko, scripture invented by Guinean Solomana Kante in 1949 for the Mande languages. In order to view the site cirrectly, you have to download some special fonts. The site is a little bit chaotic. The following links are of special interest: "Kafa Lu Serede" (an extensiv list of over 100 books in N'ko), "Kanté" (Songs of Souleymane Kanté and other texts in French and English, among others from N'ko researcher Diane Oyler), "Écriture N'ko" and "Contacts" (contacts to representatives all over the world). The author of the site, Diané, is a professor for N'ko at the University of Al-Azhar in Cairo since 2003. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
ALMA offers more than 30 books in West African languages mainly from Senegal, Guinea and Mali (Wolof, Pulaar, Fulfulde, Mandinka, Bambara, Dyula, Criol). There are little biographies for certain authors or associations, sometimes even with a picture. [éditors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of R. Blench PhD, whose working focus is drylands management, the environment and rural development in (West) Africa and Asia. You can find many freely accessible online papers about these topics, but also about other topics (e.g. the Ghana-Togo-Languages, see table of contents). Please note that the site is somewhat nested and offers more than is visible at first sight. The papers under "Mallam Dendo Consultancy" and "Publications" are not identical. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Cultural Organisation of Soninke in Egypt, probably mainly (male) students. The site is entirely written in Soninke, some parts are translated into French and English bit by bit. You will find information about the culture, history, society and language of the Soninke, information is also given on further Soninke associations. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
AMMS is a bi-lingual database that was developed at the University of Illinois in the late 1980s to describe a collection of Arabic and Ajami manuscripts in southern Mauritania (Boutilimit). It subsequently has been used to catalogue seven other West African collections including the manuscript libraries at the Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Scientifique, Northwestern University, and the Centre Ahmad Baba in Timbuktu. Currently (during 2008-09) print catalogues from West Africa published by al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation are being added to it.
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