Most of the papers in the present volume are based on presentations at the TASIA (The Arabic Script in Africa-Diffusion, Usage, Diversity and Dynamics of a Writing System) workshop, which took place on April 6-7, 2010, at the University of Cologne, Germany.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
section I. General problems of Arabic-script based traditions -- section II. North Africa -- section III. West Africa -- section IV. East Africa -- section V. South Africa.