Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_380060 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of a Swahili version in verse of a story from the Arabian Nights

Title: Kissa cha Baba Abdala Kipofu

An utenzi that is the translation into Swahili of a story contained in the famous book ‘A thousand and one nights’. The title of the story is ‘The Story of Baba Abdalla the Blind’

Incipit: Ndugu nipani nyaraka, Na kalamu kwa haraka, Na wino usio shaka, Nipate kuandikiya
Language(s): Swahili


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 19 f.


Clear Latin hand

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".


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