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268 Language oforigjnal: Source oftext: Introduction: Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Destroy Bawa Tiffin Bawa 1861/1862 - 1278 FuJfulde Waziri Junaidu Work 47 This poem was created in immediate response to a raid by Bawa as an expression of Asma'u's vexation and a message to buoy the spirits ofher people. It was not intended for the ears ofthe enemy because it was written in FuJfulde, a language Bawa did not speak. Bawa had raided for nearly ten years, and the Muslims were getting tired ofhis constant threat. Asma'u's annoyance with him was exacerbated by the fact that the Caliph Ahmadu's (1859-1866) goodwill gesture of allowing Gobir resettlement at AlR:alawa (see fil. at v.l) was treated with derision by the Tsibiri faction headed by Bawa. Thereafter, Bawa continued to be a thorn in the flesh of the Caliphate. In the reign of Caliph Mu'azu (1878-1891) Asma'u's sister, Maryam, wrote a poem commemorating a military success over Bawa in which she mocked the way he had fled leaving his equipment behind. This included camels, drums, flags, amulets and medicine. 613 Related texts: None Significant features: The emotional tone ofthis work is evident in its form. There is no opening doxology, but Asma'u rushes straight to the point: "Oh God destroy Bawa..." (v.1). Asma'u appeals for aid to: "our leader the Shehu" (v.2) as though he is still alive. '" See SOAS Catalogue PPMS 36 pp.94-95. 268 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma 'u Destroy Bawa Tiffin Bawa 1861/1862 - 1278 Work 47 Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Language of origjnal: Source oftext: Introduction: This poem was created in immediate response to a raid by Bawa as an expression of Asma'u's vexation and a message to buoy the spirits of her people. It was not intended for the ears of the enemy because it was written in Fulfulde, a language Bawa did not speak. Bawa had raided for nearly ten years, and the Muslims were getting tired ofhis constant threat. Asma'u's annoyance with him was exacerbated by the fact that the Caliph Ahmadu's (1859-1866) goodwill gesture of allowing Gobir resettlement at AIKalawa (see frI. at v.l) was treated with derision by the Tsibiri faction headed by Bawa. Thereafter, Bawa continued to be a thorn in the flesh of the Caliphate. In the reign of Caliph Mu'azu (1878-1891) Asma'u's sister, Maryam, wrote a poem commemorating a military success over Bawa in which she mocked the way he had fled leaving his equipment behind. This included camels, drums, flags, amulets and medicine. 613 Related texts: None Significant features: The emotional tone ofthis work is evident in its form. There is no opening doxology, but Asma'u rushes straight to the point: "Oh God destroy Bawa .." (v. I). Asma'u appeals for aid to: "our leader the Shehu" (v.2) as though he is still alive. ", See SOAS Catalogue PPMS 36 pp.94-95. 268 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma 'u Destroy Bawa Tiffin Bawa 1861/1862 - 1278 Work 47 Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Language of origjnal: Source oftext: Introduction: This poem was created in immediate response to a raid by Bawa as an expression of Asma'u's vexation and a message to buoy the spirits of her people. It was not intended for the ears of the enemy because it was written in Fulfulde, a language Bawa did not speak. Bawa had raided for nearly ten years, and the Muslims were getting tired ofhis constant threat. Asma'u's annoyance with him was exacerbated by the fact that the Caliph Ahmadu's (1859-1866) goodwill gesture of allowing Gobir resettlement at AIKalawa (see frI. at v.l) was treated with derision by the Tsibiri faction headed by Bawa. Thereafter, Bawa continued to be a thorn in the flesh of the Caliphate. In the reign of Caliph Mu'azu (1878-1891) Asma'u's sister, Maryam, wrote a poem commemorating a military success over Bawa in which she mocked the way he had fled leaving his equipment behind. This included camels, drums, flags, amulets and medicine. 613 Related texts: None Significant features: The emotional tone ofthis work is evident in its form. There is no opening doxology, but Asma'u rushes straight to the point: "Oh God destroy Bawa .." (v. I). Asma'u appeals for aid to: "our leader the Shehu" (v.2) as though...

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ISBN
9781609170653
Related ISBN
9780870134753
MARC Record
OCLC
605316199
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
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