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Website of an international literature festival which takes place in three different places: Saint Malo (France), Haiti, and Bamako (Mali). You will find a lot of information and articles on events, the programme itself, interviews or articles written by writers themselves. The festival also includes film, music and other arts. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of an international literature festival which takes place in three different places: Saint Malo (France), Haiti, and Brazzaville. You will find a lot of information and articles on events, the programme itself, interviews or articles written by writers themselves. The festival also includes film, music and other arts. [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]
Homepage of the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at the Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. You will find a lot of information about the research at the institute, about events, publications (among others the journal Islamic Africa and the"Arabic Literature of Africa (ALA)" series), fulltexts of working papers and the like. Furthermore, "ISITA has collaborated with the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern to make available an online catalog of an important collection of Arabic-script materials from West Africa housed at Northwestern." [editors ilissAfrica] ... [according to site editor’s information]
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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The Research Team LLACAN, which is part of the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), does research on languages and cultures in Africa. You will get extensive information on the different researches done by the different researchers. Furthermore, you can find full text documents under "publications > publications du laboratoire" and some data bases under "bases de données" which contain research results. ... [editors ilissAfrica]