ISBN-10:
0253217296
ISBN-13:
9780253217295
Pub. Date:
12/01/2004
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song(African Expressive Cultures Series)

Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song(African Expressive Cultures Series)

by Beverly B. Mack

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ISBN-13: 9780253217295
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Series: African Expressive Cultures Ser.
Edition description: Book and CD
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Beverly B. Mack is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is author (with Jean Boyd) of One Woman’s Jihad: Nana Asma’u, Scholar and Scribe (IUP, 2000).

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part 1. The Singers and Their World
1. "Every Woman Sings"
Profile One: Hauwa Gwaram, Hausa Poet
2. "The Song Is Poetry's Domain": Tradition and Islam
Profile Two: Hajiya Yar Shehu, Hausa Poet
3. Performing Artists: Poets and Singers
Profile Three: Maizargadi, Praise Singer in the Royal Court of Kano
4. Metaphor
Profile Four: Hajiya Faji and Hauwa Mai Duala, Hausa Singers
5. The Social Functions of Hausa Women's Creativity
Profile Five: Barmani Maimuna Choge and Binta Katsina, Hausa Singers
6. Oral and Written Hausa Poetry

Part 2: Songs and Poems

Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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