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Ewa Siwierska

Ewa Siwierska, Ph.D.


1983, M.A. in African Studies: "The Cult of the Bori Spirits among the Hausa and the Cult of the Holey Spirits among the Songhay. A Comparative Study"; supervisor: Prof. Stanisław Piłaszewicz.

1983-1991, librarian, Institute of Oriental Studies, Warsaw University.

1998, Ph.D.: "Hausa Homiletic Poetry. Edition of the Manuscript by Muhammadu Baýo"; supervisor: Prof. Stanisław Piłaszewicz.

Functions and activities

2000/2001 - secretary of the Scientific Council of Institute of Oriental Studies.


Polish Association of African Studies.


Hausa language, Hausa writings in ajami.

Ongoing research

Islam in Western Africa.