Fonds of the "Afrique occidentale française" (AOF)

Documentary heritage submitted by Senegal and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.

The AOF holdings, which belong to the common heritage are of a tremendous cultural, historic and social interest. They include an immense stock of documentation on art and on a number of Islamic brotherhoods such as Mouridism and Tidjanism, as well as on catholicism in French West Africa. The AOF holdings contain some edifying information on the Island of Gorée - a symbol of slavery - which has been classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

  • Year of submission: 1997
  • Year of inscription: 1997
  • Country: Senegal
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