Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Picture of Sidiyya Baba's Sons, 1951

Picture of Sidiyya Baba's Sons, 1951
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This is another photo from Du Puigadeau and portrays the sons of Sidiyya Baba in 1951. They were quite influential within colonial Mauritania and Senegal, and often made collection tours to Senegal. Abdallah, the third son, was the overall leader in the family after 1927. This photo contains the following caption, "Abdellah et Brahim Ould Cheikh Sidiya (tribu des Oulad Bieri). 1951. Abdellah est calife de la confrérie. Brahim est chargé des ziara en Cόre d'Ivoire et en Casamance."

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Picture of Sidiyya Baba's Sons, 1951
Picture of Sidiyya Baba's Sons, 1951
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Description: This is another photo from Du Puigadeau and portrays the sons of Sidiyya Baba in 1951. They were quite influential within colonial Mauritania and Senegal, and often made collection tours to Senegal. Abdallah, the third son, was the overall leader in the family after 1927. This photo contains the following caption, "Abdellah et Brahim Ould Cheikh Sidiya (tribu des Oulad Bieri). 1951. Abdellah est calife de la confrérie. Brahim est chargé des ziara en Cόre d'Ivoire et en Casamance."
Date: 1951
Date Range: 1950-1959
Location: Mauritania
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: Du Puigadeau, Odette and Marion Senones, Memoire du Pays Maure, 1943-1960 (Paris: Editions Ibis Press, 2000), p. 87.. 

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