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Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa

Graham Furniss

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£34.00
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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Fills a conspicuous gap in the literature, has no rival in the field, and is destined to rank as a brilliant piece of research which will deservedly become a standard work of scholarship and authority.
- A H M Kirk-Greene, University of Oxford

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