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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. 
     This volume contains annotated translations of works by the 19th century intellectual giant, Nana Asma'u, including 54 poems and prose texts. Asma'u rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam in West Africa, and organized a public education system for women.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Maps
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xxx
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  1. The Essential Nana Asma'u
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. An Outline Chronology, The Collected Works of Nana Asma'u in English
  2. pp. 17-20
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  1. 1. The Way of the Pious
  2. pp. 21-28
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  1. 2. So Verily...
  2. pp. 28-31
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  1. 3. Give Us Victory
  2. pp. 32-33
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  1. 4. Elegy for Abdullahi
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  1. 5/16/29. The Qur'an
  2. pp. 38-46
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  1. 6. Be Sure for God's Truth
  2. pp. 47-57
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  1. 7. A Warning, I
  2. pp. 57-60
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  1. 8. Forgive Me
  2. pp. 60-63
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  1. 9. Victory at Gawakuke
  2. pp. 64-68
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  1. 10/11. Sufi Women
  2. pp. 68-82
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  1. 12/13. Elegy for Bello
  2. pp. 83-89
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  1. 14. Bello's Character
  2. pp. 89-93
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  1. 15. Elegy for My Sister Fadima
  2. pp. 94-97
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  1. 16/5/29 The Qur'an
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  1. 17. Medicine of the Prophet
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  1. 18. Elegy for Buhari
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  1. 19. In Praise of Ahmada
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  1. 20/51. The Journey
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  1. 21. Thanksgiving for Recovery
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  1. 22/50 The Story of the Shehu
  2. pp. 156-176
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  1. 23. The Path of Truth
  2. pp. 176-188
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  1. 24. Rememberance of the Prophet, I
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  1. 25. Caliph Aliyu's Victory, I (Fulfulde)
  2. pp. 190-193
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  1. 26. Caliph Aliyu's Victory, II (Hausa)
  2. pp. 193-195
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  1. 27. Elegy for Halima
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  1. 28. Elegy for Gid'ad'o
  2. pp. 198-202
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  1. 29/5/16. The Qur'an
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  1. 30. Islam, Sokoto, and Wurno
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. 31. Destroy Mayaki
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  1. 32. Elegy for a Youth
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  1. 33. Elegy for Na'Inna
  2. pp. 213-217
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  1. 34. Elegy for Mustafa
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  1. 35. Remembrance of the Shehu
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. 36. Lamentation for 'Aysha, I
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. 37. Lamentation for 'Aysha, II
  2. pp. 227-229
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  1. 38. The Battle of Gawakuke
  2. pp. 230-241
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  1. 39. A Warning, II
  2. pp. 242-246
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  1. 40. A Prayer for Rain
  2. pp. 246-307
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  1. 41. Elegy for Zaharatu
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. 42. Elegy for Hawa'u
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  1. 43/44. Fear of the Herafter
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  1. 45. Elegy for Halilu
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  1. 46. Reasons for Seeking God
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  1. 47. Destroy Bawa
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  1. 48. Elegy for My Niece Fad'ima
  2. pp. 270-272
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  1. 49. Dan Yalli
  2. pp. 272-277
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  1. 50/22. The Story of the Shehu
  2. pp. (156-176)
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  1. 51/20 The Journey
  2. pp. (131-154)
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  1. 52. Elegy for Modibo d'an Ali
  2. pp. 277-280
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  1. 53. Elegy for Malam Dandi
  2. pp. 280-282
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  1. 54. Welcome to the Mauritanian Scholar
  2. pp. 282-284
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  1. 55. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Shaikh Sa'ad
  2. pp. 284-287
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  1. 56. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Aliyu
  2. pp. 287-291
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  1. 57. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u Ahmadu Rufa'i
  2. pp. 291-293
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  1. 58. Rememberance of the Prophet, II
  2. pp. 293-294
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  1. 59. Signs of the Day of Judgment
  2. pp. 295-304
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  1. 60. Yearning for the Prophet
  2. pp. 304-345
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  1. 61. Fear this
  2. pp. 345-367
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  1. 62. Forgery I
  2. pp. 367-370
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  1. 63. Forgery II
  2. pp. 371-374
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  1. 64. List of Asma'u Students
  2. pp. 375-377
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  1. 65. Elegy for Asma'u
  2. pp. 377-381
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  1. 66. Praise Song for Asma'u
  2. pp. 381-383
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  1. Glossaries
  2. pp. 384-397
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  1. Published Works Cited
  2. pp. 398-418
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  1. Unpublished Works Cited
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  1. Appendix A: Hausa Roman
  2. pp. 424-501
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  1. Appendix B: Original Manuscripts (facsimile)
  2. pp. 502-743
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609170653
Related ISBN
9780870134753
MARC Record
OCLC
605316199
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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