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Muḥammad Saʿīd Nāwad
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b. 1936.


Gori (1995a), 105, Markakis (1987), 106, 108-9, 131, 133 and 282 n.4, and Iyob (1995), 99 and 104-5.


From the Ḥabāb section of the Beja, he studied the Qurʾān in a khalwa in Port Sudan. He studied for a diploma in teacher-training at the Bakht al-Ruḍā Institute of Education at al-Duwaym in the Sudan (see further ALA II, 420, 552 and 554). He worked for the Eastern Telegraph Company (sharikat al-tilighrāf al-sharqī) in Port Sudan and was active in the Sudanese student movement.

Nāwad was one of the founders of th…

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“Muḥammad Saʿīd Nāwad”, 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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