"History of Samori Toure": Notes on Amadu Kurubari's narrative of 1899/1990 from Delafosse’s 1901 Jula Grammar

At the turn of the 19th century in what is now southern Côte d’Ivoire, a West African trader sat down with the French colonial officer and linguist, Maurice Delafosse. “This White man, while residing in Kofidugu, beseeched me to tell him a tale: the tale of Alimami Samori Ibn-Lafia. I told it to him.”

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