Contemporary Dynamics of the Bou Kounta Qadiri Community

By Maria Grosz-Ngaté


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Creator: Kounta, Mouhamed
Grosz-Ngaté, Maria
Description: Mouhamed Kounta was first interviewed by Maria Grosz-Ngate in 2007 as part of the project on the Qadiriyya Community of Bou Kounta, funded by a TICFIA grant. His father had become khalif the previous year, the first grandson of Bou Kounta to assume the khalifate. Mr. Kounta now reflects on the accomplishments and challenges during the intervening years, including his own role as the eldest son of the khalif. He also offers his perspective on the development of Ndiassane and projects yet to be realized, such as the creation of a permanent regional market and a technical high school, and the need of support by the state. During the last part of the interview Mr. Kounta speaks about the annual gammu and its importance in strengthening relationships with the members of the Bou Kounta community as well as the role of the media.
Interviewed in French by Maria Grosz-Ngaté. Transcribed by Gana Ndiaye.

Date: August 15, 2015
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Ndiassane, Thies, Senegal
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Maria Grosz-Ngate; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gana Ndiaye
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngaté