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The Presence of Poetry, the Poetry of Presence

The Presence of Poetry, the Poetry of Presence The composition and performance of Arabic Sufi poetry is the most characteristic artistic tradition of West African Sufi communities, and yet this tradition has yet to receive the scholarly attention it deserves. In this article, I sketch an outline of a theory of Sufi poetics, and then apply this theory to interpret a performance of a popular Arabic poem of the Senegalese Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse (d. 1975), founder of the most popular branch of the Tijāniyya in West Africa. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Sufi Studies Brill

The Presence of Poetry, the Poetry of Presence

Journal of Sufi Studies , Volume 5 (1): 40 – May 23, 2016

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2210-5948
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2210-5956
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10.1163/22105956-12341283
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Abstract

The composition and performance of Arabic Sufi poetry is the most characteristic artistic tradition of West African Sufi communities, and yet this tradition has yet to receive the scholarly attention it deserves. In this article, I sketch an outline of a theory of Sufi poetics, and then apply this theory to interpret a performance of a popular Arabic poem of the Senegalese Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse (d. 1975), founder of the most popular branch of the Tijāniyya in West Africa.

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Journal of Sufi StudiesBrill

Published: May 23, 2016

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