Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

Interview with Muhammed Kunta (Mouhammed Kounta)

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Creator: Kounta, Mouhammed
Grosz-Ngate, Maria
Biography: Muhammed Kunta is the son of Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta and Munina Kunta,a descendant of the Kunta family in Ndankh. He went to public schools and obtained a degree in education, then taught in Tambacounda (eastern Senegal), before returning to the university for an advanced degree. He is now a professor in the School of Education (FASTEF) of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar.
Description: 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.
Date: December 2007
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Maria Grosz-Ngate; Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gana Ndiaye
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngate