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Amadou Hampaté Bâ

(1901—1991)


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1901–1991 Malian writer, storyteller, historian, and Islamic theologian who transcribed African oral epics into French and is known for coining the phrase “In Africa, when an old person dies, it is a library that burns down.”

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Subjects: African Studies.


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