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Rahmane Idrissa

Rahmane Idrissa teaches at Leiden University. He is working on a history of the Songhay empire.

Diary: In Mali

Rahmane Idrissa, 2 July 2020

As it​ usually is in September, Dakar was sweltering and sticky. I’d come to examine back issues of the Bulletin de l’Institut fondamental français d’Afrique noire in the National Archives, looking for material on the Songhay empire. For some reason, BIFAN, the most important scientific journal of Francophone black Africa, isn’t available online. Songhay was...

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