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Title:Muslim Influences on West African Literature and Culture
Author:Battestini, Simon P.K.
Year:1986
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:7
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:476-502
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:cultural history
Islamic culture
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Architecture and the Arts
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602008608715998
Abstract:This article examines how the Hispano-Moroccan cultural domain encountered and maintained contact with the cultural domain of the West African Savannah. More particularly, it evaluates the cultural features which were adopted, adapted and retained by West Africa, and those which were absent, ignored or rejected. Historically the cultural exchange must have started before the Fatimids who left Ifrikya (Tunisia) in 973. Notes, ref.
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