Collected works of Nana Asma'u, daughter of Usman dan Fodiyo, (1793-1864)

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Michigan State University Press, 1997 - Literary Collections - 753 pages
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Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio, a nineteenth-century Muslim scholar, lived in the region now known as northern Nigeria, and was an eyewitness to battles of the largest of the West-African jihads of the era. The preparation and conduct of the jihad provide the topics for Nana Asma'u's poetry. Her work also includes treatises on history, law, mysticism, theology, and politics, and was heavily influenced by the Arabic poetic tradition.

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Contents

The Essential Nana Asmau
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An Outline Chronology
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16529 The Quran 38
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Boyd is former Principal Research Fellow of the Sokoto History Bureau and Research Associate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Mack is visiting assistant professor at George Mason University, where she teaches African literature and Hausa/Fulani culture in the English Department and the Plan for Alternative General Education.

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