Amadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian)

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Sub-subject: Amadou Hampaté Bá (Ethnologist, Mali). Syllabus:

  1. The Malian Historian and poet Amadou Hampaté Bá (Muslim): one of the greatest sages and scholars of the African culture
  2. His book “Jesus as viewed by a Muslim”: The pillar for the dialogue between Islam and Christianity in Africa
  3. His works on the African oral traditions

“In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning” Amadou Hampaté Bá

The sub-subject “Amadou Hampaté Bá (Malian historian)” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Africa, Muslim Markets
  2. Course: West Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Muslims Countries, and Sub-Saharan Africa

Languages of study English or French Amadou Hampate-Ba Portuguese Amadou Hampate-Ba Spanish Amadou Hampate-Ba

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Amadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian)

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Description of the Sub-Subject: Amadou Hampaté Bá (Malian historian)

The Malian Historian, ethnologist, poet and storyteller Amadou Hampaté Bá, was born in 1900 in Mali; he died in 1991 in Ivory Coast. Amadou Hampaté Bá was one of the great scholars of the African culture.

Amadou Hampaté Bá was a specialist in the oral traditions, author of numerous books on the ancient African Empires and the African Civilisation.

In his book “Jesus as Viewed by a Muslim” he wrote on the tolerance and the Inter-religious dialogue:

“My role is, above all, whenever I have the opportunity to meet a believer - whether he is my Christian brother, my Judaist brother, My Buddhist brother, my brother of traditional religions - to start listening. It is time, I think, to forget our differences, to discover what we have in common and try to build from there, what could be the religious society of tomorrow.

Everyone must continue himself fully and reach God in his way” Amadou Hampaté Bá

Sri Ramakrishna principle: Harmony of the religions

Specialisations of Amadou Hampaté Bá:

  1. The African Civilisation
  2. The African oral traditions
  3. The Ancient Empires of West Africa
  4. The Transcription of the African languages

More information about Amadou Hampaté Bá:

  1. Religion: Amadou Hampaté Bá was Muslim
  2. Ethnic group: Peul
  3. Studies: in the Koranic school (Mali) and the School of Education (Senegal)
  4. Ethnologist (Institute Fundamental of the Black Africa)
  5. Founder of the Institute of the Human Sciences (Bamako)
  6. Member of the Executive Council of the UNESCO (1962- 1970)
  7. Co-President with Djibril Tamsir Niane of the symposiums organised by the SCOA Foundation

The main books of Amadou Hampaté Bá:

  1. Kaïdara, Peul initiatory story
  2. Life and Teachings of Tierno Bokar, the wise of Bandiagara
  3. The Empire Peul of Macina
  4. Jesus as viewed by a Muslim
  5. What is dust? Stories and Tales of Mali
  6. Amkoullel the Fulani boy

Amadou Hampaté Bá was an African Historian of the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.



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