Ahmad ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti (1872–1913) is one of Mauritania's most famous writers. He is the author of the geographical, literary and historical compendium Al-Wasit fi tarájim udaba al-Shinqit, ed. Fuad Sayyid, Cairo 1958. The survey is the only major Arabic work about Mauritania published by a Mauritanian author.
Chouki El Hamel, "The Transmission of Islamic Knowledge in Moorish Society from the Rise of the Almoravids to the 19th Century", Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 29, Fasc. 1 (Feb., 1999), pp. 62–87