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Cerno Bokar Salif Tal
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b. early 1880s, d. February 1940


Monod (1950); Bâ and Cardaire (1957); Bâ (1980); Brenner (1976), (1984),. Hampaté Ba (1980); Hamès (1983). See also Hampaté Ba, Oui, mon commandant, 341-87, n.p. [Arles]: Actes du Sud, 1994.


A great-nephew of al-ḥājj ʿUmar b. Saʿīd (see “Genealogical table of the Taal family” in Brenner (1984), 26), Cerno1 Bokar Salif (Abū Bakr b. Ṣāliḥ) was born in Segu at an uncertain date somewhere between 1876 and 1886, and began his study of the Qurʾān with ʿAbd Allāh J…

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“Cerno Bokar Salif Tal”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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