Arabic Literature of Africa Series
The Arabic Literature of Africa (ALA) series is central to
John Hunwick and R.S. O’Fahey launched this series of regional overviews of the major authors writing in Arabic in sub-Saharan Africa and their works in 1994. Hunwick, O’Fahey, and their collaborators produced four volumes, comprising over 2000 pages, between 1994 and 2003. Charles Stewart continued their work, publishing the fifth volume (in two parts) in 2015.
Arabic Literature of Africa is published by Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden).
- Volume 1: Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa to c. 1900, compiled by R.S. O'Fahey with the assistance of Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim, Albrecht Hofheinz, Yahya Muhammad Ibrahim, Berndt Radtke, and Knut S. Vikor (1994)
- Volume 2: Writings of Central Sudanic Africa, compiled by J.O. Hunwick with the assistance of Razaq Abu
Bakre, Hamidu Bobboyi, Roman Loimeier, Stefan Reichmuth, Muhammad Sani Umar, and editorial consultant Albrecht Hofheinz (1995)
- Volume 3a.: Writings of the Muslim Peoples of Northeastern Africa, compiled by R.S. O’Fahey with the assistance of Hussein Ahmed, Lidwien Kapteijns, Mohamed M. Kassim, Jonathan Miran, Scott S. Reese, and Ewald Wagner (2003)
- Volume 4: Writings of Western Sudanic Africa, compiled by J.O. Hunwick with the assistance of Ousmane Kane, Bernard Salvaing, Rüdiger Seesemann, Mark Sey, and Ivor Wilks (2003)
- Volume 5 (2 vols.): Writings of Mauritania and
the WesternSahara, compiled by Charles C. Stewart with Sidi Ahmed ould Ahmed Salim and the assistance of Mohamed Nouhi, Babacar Mbengue, Abdel Wedoud ouldCheikh, and Bruce S. Hall (2015)