Boubacar Biro Diallo
Fula Language Consultant
- Title Fula Language Consultant
Boubacar Biro Diallo, a native speaker of Pular (Fuuta Jalon Fula), has been exposed to Ajami manuscripts at an early age through his father who received these documents from the previous generation. He learned to read and write in Pular through his mother who was a Pular teacher. In addition to his formal education, Boubacar received trainings in Quran and Muslim jurisprudence (“fiqh”) mainly based on the Maliki school of jurisprudence.
Following his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s degree in project in Management, Boubacar pursued a career in sustainable development, international cooperation and humanitarian affairs, working with several organizations including CorpsAfrica, the World Food Programme and the International Organization of La Francophonie. He is currently an independent consultant in youth development and project management, and teaches Pular courses at the Dakar Language Center. He is also fluent in French, Wolof and Mandinka.