This catalogue holds listings of collections of manuscripts found in 16 libraries in Ghana, most of them private libraries. The majority of their authors are from Morocco and Andalucía with several local authors.
The subjects of the manuscripts varied and cover creed, jurisprudence, Sufism, history, politics, dream interpretation and medicine. They also hold writings which discuss many aspects of Islamic social and political life.
Most of the manuscripts are written in the Arabic language, some are written in local languages such as Hawsa, and Fulani.