By Nana Asma'u
Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio, a nineteenth-century Muslim student, lived within the quarter referred to now as northern Nigeria and was once an eyewitness to battles of the most important of the West-African jihads of the period. The coaching and behavior of the jihad give you the themes for Nana Asma'u's poetry. Her paintings additionally contains treatises on background, legislation, mysticism, theology, and politics, and was once seriously inspired via the Arabic poetic tradition.
This quantity comprises annotated translations of works through the nineteenth century highbrow titanic, Nana Asma'u, together with fifty four poems and prose texts. Asma'u rallied public opinion at the back of a circulation dedicated to the revival of Islam in West Africa, and arranged a public schooling process for women.
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