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Yaʿqūb Dukure
(578 words)

b. c. 1946


Biog. and list of works taken from a resumé by the author.


Born in Kayes and studied at the Madrasa Muḥammadiyya before embarking upon travels. He eventually settled in Sikasso where he directs the Madrasat Ummunā and is the imam and khaṭīb of the congregational mosque of the Weirma district of Sikasso. He has a library called Maktabat al-Maʿārif with 5,500 volumes, open to all. He acts as muftī, answering listeners’ questions on local radio, and also gives lectures and guidance on local and nati…

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“Yaʿqūb Dukure”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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