African text in biographical context

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January 27, 2016

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Afrique orientale

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Elena Vezzadini, « African text in biographical context », Afrique orientale, ID : 10670/1.dck2ep


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Anne Bang, History Professor, University of Bergen, anne.bang@uib.no, African text in biographical context – the life and times of Burhan Mkelle (1884-1949) in Zanzibar. Burhan Mkelle was an Islamic scholar, a Sufi, a teacher, a bibliophile, a poet and an author who lived in the British Protectorate of Zanzibar. In his lifetime, he was one of the most prominent public intellectuals on the coast. His family was of Comorian origin, his father, like many other Comorians, having immigrated to Zan...

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