New in the ASCL Africanist Blog: 'Knowledge is richness beyond wealth'

Annachiara Raia entered Mahmoud Mau’s library on Lamu island, 350 km from Mombasa, Kenya, for the first time in 2014. He became her primary informant as well as a fatherly figure. With his knowledge, she embarked on reading and deciphering nineteenth-century Swahili Islamic manuscript poems, which flourished in the Lamu archipelago. She gradually realized the value of Mahmoud Mau’s library as a living archive. Read Annachiara's post for the ASCL Africanist Blog!