11. Murid Ajami sources of knowledge: the myth and the reality

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It is because of divine grace that there is ethnolinguistic diversity.— Moussa Ka (1889-1967), Murid Ajami poet Ajami, the practice of writing other languages using the modified Arabic script, is a centuries-old tradition, deeply embedded in the histories and cultures of Islamised Africa. With roots intertwined with those of the first Quranic schools of Africa, Ajami remains important in rural areas and religious centres where the Quranic school is the primary educational institution. African...

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