Passport to Paradise gallery highlights the bold, visual images found
all over Dakar by focusing upon the urban visual culture of the Mourides,
a Senegalese Sufi movement centered upon the life and teachings of
a local saint named Sheikh Amadou Bamba.
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Fuuta Tooro Oral History Project
As cattle pastoralists, the Fulbe people spread across 2,000 miles of savanna land, from Senegambia in the west to Cameroun in the east, over the last one thousand years. As Muslim revolutionaries some of them established Islamic regimes over the last three centuries in four widely separated zones of the savanna. It was in these areas that they adapted the Arabic script to the writing of their language, Fulfulde, and developed other institutions for the dissemination of Islam in West Africa. More than any other single people, the Fulbe have led in the process whereby Islam has become the majority faith of the savanna region. The interviews below are representative samples from the collection still being digitized for this project.
Interview with Ceerno Daahir Aan: The Toorobbe
Interview with Mammadu Njaari Mben: The Toorobbe and the Deeniyankoobe
Interview with Seega Niang
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