Djibril Tamsir Niane (Guinean Historian)

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Sub-subject: Djibril Tamsir Niane (Historian, Guinea-Conakry). Syllabus:

  1. The Guinean historian Djibril Tamsir Niane (Muslim)
  2. His works on the oral tradition in Africa. The Epic of Sundiata
The sub-subject “Djibril Tamsir Niane (Historian, Guinea-Conakry)” is studied...
  1. Doctorates (e-learning): Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Masters: Muslims Countries, African Business

Languages of study English or French Djibril Tamsir Niane Portuguese Djibril Tamsir Niane Spanish Djibril Tamsir Niane.

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Djibril Tamsir Niane (Guinean Historian)

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Description of the Sub-Subject: Djibril Tamsir Niane (Guinean historian).

The Guinean historian Djibril Tamsir Niane (Conakry, 9 January 1933) specialises in the History of Africa and Oral Tradition transmission in West Africa. He was the author of the “Epic of Sundiata.”

Djibril Tamsir Niane was the editor of the Volume IV (Africa from the 12th to the 16th Century) and author in Volume VIII (Africa since 1935. The Independence of the African Countries) of the General History of Africa of the UNESCO.

  1. Place of birth of Djibril Tamsir Niane: Conakry (Guinea-Conakry, West Africa)
  2. Religion: Muslim
  3. Ethnic group: Fula (Fulani)
  4. Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts (Bordeaux, France)
  5. Co-President with Ahmadou Hampaté Bá of the symposiums organised by the SCOA Foundation
  6. Founder of the publishing house the “African Society Publishing and Communication (SAEC)”
  7. Knight of the National Order of the Lion (Senegal)
  8. Knight of the Legion of Honour (France)

The main topics of the work of Djibril Tamsir Niane:

  1. The African history
  2. The Oral tradition
  3. The African Epics
  4. The Mandingo history
  5. The Mali Empire

Bibliography of Djibril Tamsir Niane:

  1. The Epic of Sundiata (Mandingo Epic)
  2. Research on the Mali Empire in the Middle Ages
  3. About Koli Tenguella
  4. Niani, the former capital of Mali
  5. The African film-maker and history
  6. History and historical tradition of Mandingo
  7. The Oral Mandingo Traditions
  8. The Western Sudan the Age of the Empires
  9. The slave trade in the Rio Pongo

The Top Model and activist Katoucha Niane (1960 –2008) was the daughter of Djibril Tamsir Niane. When Katoucha Niane was nine years old, Djibril Niane consented to her sexual mutilation. She wrote her autobiography (In My Flesh) explaining her suffering. She founded the organisation “Katoucha for the battle against female circumcision.”

Djibril Tamsir Niane is an African Historian of the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.



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