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This chapter lists mainly scholars of Timbuktu, but includes a small section on minor scholars of Māsina. The more celebrated scholars of the Māsina region, such as Aḥmad Lobbo and al-ḥājj ʿUmar b. Saʿīd are to be found in Chapter 5.

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“Introduction”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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