Africa’s Sources of Knowledge in Ajami Scripts

In this video of a lecture given on March 21, 2013 at Dickinson College, Fallou Ngom, Associate Professor and Director of the African Language Program at Boston University,  addresses the myth of illiteracy in Islamized areas of Africa. It highlights important sources of African knowledge written in the modified classical Arabic script known as Ajami.

The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Departments of Africana Studies, History, and French and Italian.

Many thanks for sharing this go to Constanze Weise, Visiting Instructor of African History at Dickinson College.

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