Norbert Cyffer / Thomas Geider (eds.): Advances in Kanuri Scholarship [PDF]


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Westafrikanische Studien Volume 17

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X, 353 pp.
6 maps, 1 drawing, 24 graphs, numerous tables

Text language: English

The study of Kanuri language, history and culture can look back on a long research tradition. This book has evolved from intensive interdisciplinary research on various aspects of studies related to Kanuri. It also reflects current topics on research on the Lake Chad area, especially Borno, in the field oft he humanities. The contributions of this volume by scholars working on these topics reflect the breadth of present-day Kanuri scholarship, even though only a small spectrum of themes could be dealt with here. The contributors are members of the universities of Maiduguri / Nigeria, Frankfurt am Main, Mainz, Cologne, Vienna and the Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri.


Wilhelm Seidensticker: “The Strangers, However, are Numerous” – Observations on the people of Borno in the 19th Century
Norbert Cyffer: A Survey of the Kanuri Language
Umara Bulakarima: Survey of Kanuri Dialects
Doris Löhr: Kanuri Orthographies from 1854 until Present
Bosoma Sheriff: Introduction to Kanuri Poetry
Tijani El-Miskin: Generic Classification and Performance Principles of Kanuri Oral Language
Thomas Geider: The Universe of Kanuri Oral Literature and Documentary Texts
Yaganami Karta: The Significance of Kime Jirea in Kanuri Oral Literature
Wakil Wasaram: The Tradition of Splitting the Twins among the Kanuri
Bosoma Sheriff: The Image of Self and Others among the Kanuri
Eldridge Mohammadou: Kanuri Imprint on Adamawa Fulbe and Fulfulde
Raimund Vogels: Kanuri Drum Ensembles – A Comparative Study of Mara, Ganga kura, Bala and Zowuzowu
Editha Platte: In memoriam Wilhelm Seidensticker

In further paper collections the results of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center 268 at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main/Germany and Maiduguri/Nigeria have been published:

Rupert Kawka (ed.): From Bulamari to Yerwa to Metropolitan Maiduguri – Interdisciplinary Studies on the Capital of Borno State, Nigeria [PDF]
Dymitr Ibriszimow / Alhaji Maina Gimba (eds.): Bole Language and Documentation Unit, BOLDU Report I + II [PDF]
H. Thiemeyer / G. Seidensticker-Brikay / K. Tijani (eds.): Environmental and Cultural Dynamics in the West African Savanna [PDF]

Under these links you will find publications of the contributors and further descriptions of the Kanuri language and culture:

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