Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa

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Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 338 pages
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Introducing poetry, prose, songs and theatre from Nigeria, this engaging volume blends translated extracts with a rich commentary on the historical development and modern context of this hugely creative culture. Examining imaginative prose-writing, the tale tradition, popular song, Islamic religious poetry and modern TV drama amongst other topics, this is a clear and accessible book on a literary culture that has previously been little-known to the English-speaking readership.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The architecture of literature and the interplay
8
Imaginative prose writing
20
Copyright

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Graham Furniss is Professor of African Language Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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