Site written among others by the known linguist and father Charles Bailleul, who also wrote the much used dictionaries for Bambara. You will find articles about Bambara and other manding languages, orla literature, information about published literature, information about the CEL - Centre d'étude de langue Bambara (Falajè), and a valuable list of traditional blessings in Bambara. ... [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]
This site is part of the Timbuktu Manuscripts Project. You will find a lot of information concerning the project, information and photos of the different ancient libraries of Timbuktu and about Timbuktu as a town in general, links to related sites, a bibliography, films and videos. [editors ilissAfrica]
The LoC presents Islamic Manuscripts from Mali from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, both in Timbuktu, Mali. The texts and documents are the products of a tradition of book production reaching back almost 1,000 years. [editors ilissafrica]
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali features 32 manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, both in Timbuktu, Mali. The texts and documents included in Islamic Manuscripts from Mali are the products of a tradition of book production reaching back almost 1,000 years. The manuscripts presented online are displayed in their entirety and are an exemplary grouping that showcase the wide variety of subjects covered by the written traditions of Timbuktu, Mali, and West Africa.
The manuscripts are written in various styles of the Arabic script. These styles were developed in Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa.
There are special presentations of maps, photographs, and other information about the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library. These presentations provide a fuller picture of the culture and society which produced and preserved these valuable artifacts of human endeavor.
Digital images of the manuscripts were donated by Abdel Kader Haidara, owner and director of the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library. The Library of Congress will include additional manuscripts in the future as new digital images are received. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would receive conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web.The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University Program of African Studies. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
Small online library with books in Soninke (Mali, West Africa in general) to read online or to download in different formats. Furthermore, you will find a dictionary Soninke-French-English to be consulted online or downloaded. [editors ilissAfrica]