L'errance d'Imrû'l-Qays :
poésie arabe et poésie touarègue

Abstract : The semi-legendary figure of the pre-islamic poet, Imrû'l-Qays, is not unknown among the Sahelian Tuareg. They quote him in their poems and in their stories in which he appears as a cultural hero who invented poetry and the Tuareg alphabet. He stands in opposition to a character who is recognisable as a Sahelian version of another pre-islamic poet, 'Antara. This article attempts to identify the source of these Tuareg narratives in certain medieval Arab documents.
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Dominique Casajus. L'errance d'Imrû'l-Qays :
poésie arabe et poésie touarègue. Journal des Africanistes, Société des Africanistes, 2002, 72 (2), pp.139-151. ⟨halshs-00004495⟩



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