Natty Mark Samuels

Natty Mark Samuels is the founder of African School, a Cultural Education project based in Oxford. This initiative provides teaching in African Studies with a focus on pre-colonial sub-Saharan cultures and early Black journalism. It is working towards developing specialisms in medieval Ethiopian Christianity and sub-Saharan Islamic scholarship. Natty Mark is also a Visiting Tutor at the Ruskin College, Oxford, the Oxford Spires Academy and the Iffley Academy.

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Her first years were spent in the religious community of Degel, in northern Nigeria, established by her revered father. In this spiritual enclave, she was the recipient of the highest in pedagogy, as well as piousness. A potrait of a Nigerian woman by a Nigerian Artist...
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The Barawa seafront / Brava Ierè, Somalia (Source) The Old Man of Barawa An old man from Somalia (Source) An old man looks out to sea, from his solitude on the roof of his house. He loves to sit there, gladly accepting the breeze - still...
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Timbuktu seen from a distance by Heinrich Barth’s party, 1853 (Source) Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan traveller who is renowned as one of the greatest travellers of premodern times in the 8th century H/14th century CE, for example said in his Rihla (voyage journal): the[re...
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Imaginary Drawing of  King Idris Alooma (Source) If we venture west from Chad into Nigeria we can enter the cities of Kano and Katsina, two of the original Hausa city-states. It was around the environs of Gobarau Mosque built during the reign of Sarkin (King) Muhammed Korau (1463-...
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Note of the Editor Ahmad Baba's work ranged from biographies to commentaries[1] - and he was one of the most celebrated professors. He was also the last Chancellor at the University of Sankore, Timbuktu. The University of Sankore has been compared to other higher education...
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