Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

French


Interview with El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta), Khalife General
Date: January 3, 2007

Interview with El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta), Khalife General

El Haji Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta is the Khalif General of Ndiassane and Ndankh. In this video, he speaks about his religious education and religious education more generally; his activities before becoming khalif; relations with other religious leaders in Senegal; the history of the Kunta family and their role in the dissemination of Islam; Shaykh Buh Kunta; and relations with followers. Interview in Wolof; translations in French and English. French translation of video interview completed by Adrien Pouille and Moussa Thiao. English translation completed by Maria Grosz-Ngate and Moussa Thiao.

Date: December 2007

Interview with Muhammed Kunta (Mouhammed Kounta)

Professor Kunta reflects on his early years; his family, and especially his relationship with his grandfather and father; Cheikh Bou and the khalifs who succeeded him. He speaks about the cordial relations between Ndiassane, Tivaouane, and Touba and highlights the spiritual bond that existed between Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta and Serigne Babacar Sy of Tivaouane. In addition, he discusses topics such as the importance of followers of Mande background and family connections with Mali; his responsibilities as the eldest son of the khalif;  and  contemporary concerns, including the education of girls. Audio interview in French with transcription.