Failed Islamic States in Senegambia

David Robinson

Date: January 23, 1968

Massacre at Pete, in interview

Excerpt from an interview with Ali Gaye Thiam conducted by David Robinson in Mataam, Senegal on 23 Jan 1968. Thiam is from a caste of maabo (pl. maabube), griots or oral historians who were attached to the ruling classes of Fuuta.

Date: March 3, 1968

Recruiting an Army of Jinns

Excerpt from an interview with Bani Giise in Pulaar, conducted by David Robinson in Aanam Siwol on 3 March 1968. Bani Giise was an oral historian of Fuuta attached to the Fulbe lineages of the area.

Date: April 25, 1968

Umar's Trial of Cerno Falil

Excerpt from an interview with Hammadi Saayande Njaay, conducted in Pulaar / Fula by David Robinson in the town of Kanel, Futa Toro, on 25 April 1968. Njaay was one of the foremost oral historians of Futa, belonging to the caste of maabo (pl. maabube) who performed for the ruling classes of Fuuta Tooro. Pulaar original with English translation provided.

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