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Telling Stories, Making Histories
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20070330
  • Antal sidor: 208
  • ISBN10:032507013X
  • ISBN13:9780325070131

Telling Stories, Making Histories

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Through reconstruction of oral testimony, folk stories and poetry, the true history of Hausa women and their reception of Islam's vision of Muslim in Western Africa have been uncovered. Mary Wren Bivins is the first author to locate and examine the oral texts of the 19th century Hausa women and challenge the written documentation of the Sokoto Caliphate. The personal narratives and folk stories reveal the importance of illiterate, non-elite women to the history of jihad and the assimilation of normative Islam in rural Hausaland. The captivating lives of the Hausa are captured, shedding light on their ordinary existence as wives, mothers, and providers for their family on the eve of European colonial conquest.

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