(1,926 words)

This chapter is written by Stefan Reichmuth and Razaq D. Abubakre

The emergence of an Arabic literature in the Yoruba region is a recent phenomenon by comparison with northern Nigeria, as the earliest evidence for Arabic writings of local origin does not go back beyond the nineteenth …

Cite this page
“Ilorin”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

▲   Back to top   ▲