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Ahmad Abu al-Gaith Tuwati Account Book

Ahmad Abu Ghaith was the most prominent merchant in the city of Katsina in the Sokoto Caliphate from the late 1820s to the 1850s. Born in the Saharan Oasis of Tuat, he followed his father in trade with sub-Sahara Africa and lived in Katsina until his death in c. 1870. His career is immortalized through his surviving accounts, which document commercial exchange and the legal parameters of trade and economy in one of the major cities of the Sokoto Caliphate and historically one of the principal cities of West Africa since at least the fifteenth century.

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