The Fula Boy


Book Pages: 360 Illustrations: Published: August 2021

Author: Amadou Hampâté Bâ

Contributor: Ralph Austen


“This book provides an intimate glimpse of all the transactions involved in the various political and social (dis)loyalties, kinship relations, and religious affiliations in a changing colonial landscape. The narrative locates Amadou Hampâté Bâ in the environment that armed him with a unique character and a set of ideas drawn from secular, pagan, Islamic, and Western resources. An education that turned him into a shrewd colonial clerk and archivist of the ‘colonial library.’ Amkoullel: The Fula Boy is an insightful and significant autobiography and an ethnography of communities in transition and the biography of Francophone colonial West Africa.” — Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University


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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1418-8 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1327-3