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Aḥmad al-Qalʿa
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and his son, ʿABD ALLĀH b. AḤMAD.


Qurashī Muḥammad Ḥasan (1968), ii, 198-211, poems by the father; idem (1974), 257-66; idem (1977), 100.


Jalāliyyūn; the father became an enthusiastic poet of the Mahdiyya. He survived the Mahdist period and spent the last years of his life at Umm Maraḥī on the Blue Nile.

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“Aḥmad al-Qalʿa”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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