Islamic Cultures of Sub-Saharan and East Africa

Islamic Art and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa, ed. by Karin Ådahl and Berit Sahlström. Uppsala, 1995. (FA 559.800.9.5)

Trésors de l'Islam en Afrique, de Tombouctou à Zanzibar. Ed. S. Philippon, C. Aghio, curator Nala Aloudat. Milan, 2017. (FAL-LC N6260. T74 2017)

Gruner, Dorothee. Die Lehm-Moschee am Niger: Dokumentation eines traditionellen Bautyps. Stuttgart, 1990. (FA 2050.800.3)

Catalog of adobe mosques in West Africa's Niger River region.

Schuytser, Sebastian. Banco: Adobe Mosques of the Inner Niger Delta. Milan, 2003. (Loeb Design NA4670.S38 2003)

Mud Mosques of Mali - ArchNet (online resource)

A photographic survey of 515 mosques of the Inner Niger Delta, an area that played an important role in the early expansion of Islam in West Africa.

Mud Masons of Mali
Exhibition held 2013-14 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The website features a photo gallery and video interviews with the traditional masons who create and maintain the spectacular mud architecture of Djenné, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mali.

Bourgeois, Jean-Louis. Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition. New York, 1996. (FA 1718.19.2)

Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan, ed. by J.Rotondo-McCord.
Introduction to the history, art and culture of the African states of Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland.

Hunwick, John O. & Alida Jay Boye. The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Historic City of Islamic Africa. London, 2008. (FAL-LC DT551.9.T55 H86 2008)

Cantone, C. Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal. Leiden, 2012. (WID-LC NA 6099.S4 C36 2012)

Roberts, Allen Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal. Los Angeles, 2003. (FA 582.800.3)

Visual culture of the Mouride Sufi order, followers of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

Prussin, Labelle. Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa. Berkeley, 1986. (FA 2050.301.4)

Picton, John. "Keeping the Faith: Islam and West African Art History in the Nineteenth Century," in: Islamic Art in the 19th Century: Tradition, Innovation and Eclecticism. Ed. by D. Behrens-Abouseif and Stephen Vernoit (Leiden, 2006), pp. 191-229. (FAL-LC N6260 .I828 2006)

Dmochowski, Z.R. An Introduction to Nigerian Traditional Architecture. 3 vols. London, 1990. (Tozzer AFR.SUDAN D 649 i Folio)

Moughtin, Cliff. Hausa Architecture. London, 1985. (FA 2086.800.1)

Hassan, Salah M. Art and Islamic Literacy among the Hausa of Northern Nigeria. Lewiston, N.Y., 1992. (Tozzer AFR.SUDAN H 279 a)

Sinou, Alain. Porto-Novo, ville d'Afrique noire. Marseille, 1988. (FA 2078.715.1)

Afro-Brazilian mosques and town houses built by former slaves repatriated to West Africa from the New World.

De Benedetti, Carla; Barry Hallen. "Afro-Brazilian Mosques in West Africa." Mimar 29 (1988): 16-23 (Loeb Design); also available online on Archnet

Cunha, Marianno Carneiro da. Da senzala ao sobrado: arquitetura brasileirana Nigéria e na República Popular do Benim = From Slave Quarters to Town Houses: Brazilian Architecture in Nigeria and the People's Republic of Benin. São Paulo, 1985. (WID-LC NA1599.N5 C86 1985)

Tardits, C. L'histoire singulière de l'art Bamoum: Cameroun. Paris, 2004. (Tozzer TOZ-LC N7399.C3 T37 2004)

Insoll, Timothy. The Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge, 2003. (WID-LC DT352.3 .I57 2003)

Elzein, Intisar Soghayroun. Islamic Archaeology in the Sudan. Oxford, 2004. (Tozzer L.SOC.48.125.1.1.1 (1289))

Greenlaw, J.P. The Coral Buildings of Suakin: Islamic Architecture, Planning, Design and Domestic Arrangements in a Red Sea Port. London, 1976. (FA 2012.749)

Somalia in Word and Image. Ed. by Katheryne S. Loughran. Washington DC, 1986. (FA 558.301.1)

Inzerillo, M. Le Moschee di Mogadiscio: contributo alla conoscenza dell'architettura islamica. Palermo, 1980. (FA 2016.674.1

Kusimba, Chapurukha Makokha. The Rise and Fall of Swahili States. Walnut Creek, 1999. (WID-LC DT365.65 .K87 1999)

Allen, J. de V.; T.H. Wilson. Swahili Houses and Tombs of the Coast of Kenya. London, 1979.
(FA 2022.800)

Ghaidan, Usam. Lamu: A Study of the Swahili Town. Nairobi, 1975. (FA 2022.654.2)

Pradines, Stéphane. Gedi, une cité portuaire swahilie: Islam médiéval en Afrique orientale.
Cairo, 2010. (FAL-LC DT434.G42 P73 2010)

Chittick, H.N. Kilwa: An Islamic Trading City on the East African Coast. Nairobi, 1974. 2 vols. (FA 563.651)

Siravo, Francesco. Zanzibar: A Plan for the Historic Stone Town. Geneva, 1996. (Loeb Design NA9053.H55 S57 1996)

Hutchinson, M. Bo-Kaap: Colourful Heart of Cape Town. Claremont, 2006. (WID-LC DT2405.C366 B625 2006)

Guide to the Kramats of the Western Cape. Cape Town, 1996. (Loeb Design BP187.55.A58 G87 1996)

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