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Umar's Trial of Cerno Falil

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Creator: Njaay, Hammadi Saayande
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Description: 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.
Date: April 25, 1968
Date Range: 1960-1969
Location: Kanel, Senegal
Format: Text/pdf
Language: Pulaar
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
Contributor: Ibrahima Ly (Translator)
Digitizer: MATRIX
Archive: Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Source: Taken from the oral history collection of David Robinson compiled in 1968-9 and housed at the Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Pulaar transcript and English translation are contained in Moustapha Kane and David Robinson, The Islamic Regime of Futta Tooro: An Anthology of Oral Tradition Transcribed in Pulaar and Translated into English. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1984. Pages 115-121.  A tape copy of the original Pulaar and paper copy of the French translation can be found in the Africana collections at the MSU library.

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