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Publicly Available Published by De Gruyter 2017

Elements of a ‘Timbuktu Manual of Style’

From the book The Arts and Crafts of Literacy

  • Mahmoud Mohamed Dédéou and Shamil Jeppie


This is a translation of a short text that clarifies the role of additional markings in manuscripts from Timbuktu. It is the work of an experienced reader and author of manuscripts in Timbuktu, Mahmoud Mohamed Dedéou, known as Cheikh Hamou. It is therefore a very useful introduction to an often overlooked practice in the art of scholarship in that part of the world.

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