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


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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 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, Frankfurt, 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

Shettina 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

Elridge 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

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