Contemporary Dynamics of the Bou Kounta Qadiri Community

By Maria Grosz-Ngaté


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Creator: Bou, Khalife El Hadj Mame
Faye, Daouda
Description: Khalif El Hadji Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta was the oldest spiritual leader of a tarikha (Khalife Général) in Senegal before he passed away on November 4, 2018. In this interview he provides an overview of his life, touching on various personal relationships that impacted his life and on travels he undertook to other West African countries. He emphasizes the importance of work and his personal growth as a result of agriculture and travel.

Interview conducted in Wolof by Daouda Faye. Translated into French by Gana Ndiaye.

Date: June 20, 2015
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Ndiassane, Thies, Senegal
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Wolof
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 (translator)
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngaté