Arabic Literature of Africa, Volume 3b

The Writings of the Muslim Peoples of Northeastern Africa


Following the traces first left by The Arabic Literature of Africa volume 3A published in 2003, this widely enlarged and precisely updated edition of that pioneering work aims at providing a full-fledged and meticulously detailed reference book on the literature produced and circulated by the Muslim communities of the Horn of Africa. This entirely revised version of ALA3A makes use of the absolutely fresh data discovered and collected by the editors from 2013 to 2018 the framework of the ERC-funded project Islam in the Horn of Africa: A Comparative Literary Approach and draws a new comprehensive picture of the textual production of the Islamic scholars of the Horn of Africa since its first attestations until the present time.

Sara Fani, Alessandro Gori, Adday Hernández, John M. Larsen, Irmeli Perho and Michele Petrone.

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Alessandro Gori (Livorno, 1966; PhD, Naples, 1998) is associate professor of Arabic literature at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. He specializes in the Islamic literature of the Horn of Africa, on which he has been extensively publishing.

Adday Hernández (PhD Madrid 2014), is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Complutense. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the CSIC (Madrid) and the University of Copenhagen. She specializes in Islamic Law and has several publications on this field.

Irmeli Perho (PhD Helsinki 1995), joined the IslHorAfr project in 2015. Previously, she had catalogued Arabic manuscripts at The Royal Library of Copenhagen. Among her catalogue publications is Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts. Codices Arabici & Codices Arabici Additamenta. Copenhagen: NIAS Press 2007.

With contributions from
Sara Fani, John M. Larsen, and Michele Petrone.
Scholars and students of the literature, the manuscript tradition, the history and culture of the Muslims of the Horn of Africa; researchers in Arabic literature and Islamic thought in general.
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