Title: An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
Author: El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeny
Publication Date: 1820
Subject: Travel, Exploration, Africa
Timbuktu, Housa, Africa, Travel, Exploration, Islam, Trade, Culture
An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa is a firsthand account of the travels of El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeny, a Muslim merchant from Tetouan, Morocco, who visited Timbuktu and Housa (now Mali) in the late 18th century. Shabeeny's account is one of the most important sources of information about these regions during this period, and it provides valuable insights into their geography, culture, economy, and politics.
Shabeeny describes Timbuktu as a large and prosperous city, a major center of trade and Islamic learning. He also provides detailed descriptions of the city's architecture, markets, and people. Shabeeny then travels to Housa, where he spends several years living and working among the Hausa people. He describes their culture, customs, and religion in great detail.
Shabeeny's account is an important work of historical and anthropological value. It is also a fascinating read for anyone interested in travel, exploration, and African culture.
An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa is a must-read for anyone interested in travel, exploration, African culture, or the history of Islam. Shabeeny's firsthand account of his travels provides valuable insights into these regions during the late 18th century.