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Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English She loved them, their aunt, the saintly Nana. 18 I greet you, Caliph Ahmadu, on account ofthe loss Ofyour auntie, your father's sister, the helper. 19 And I greet the children of Surufa'u's son941 For it is not right to greet some and not others. 20 I greet Dije9•2, the Gobir woman ofthe household And Sidiku's mother,943 and Alhajiya944 21 And all you visitors, we salute you As for myself, I can only weep. 22 I greet Bawa, now in Zaria9•5 Tower of strength, may he be protected946 23 May God be pleased with Nana and may He Dispel the darkness ofthe grave, the terrors ofthe questioners··7 (unfmished) 941Waziri lunaidu did not know this person. Praise Song for Asma'u n.d. 381 Work 66 Sl42Awoman slave, probably Asma'u's chiefconfidante and messenger. Such women in present large households had and have great authority - some Jean Boyd knew bore Gobir facial marks. 943possibly Asma'u's co-wife, Gid'ano's widow. 944possibly also Asma'u's co-wife. Sidiku was Gidad'o's son by a wife whose name is not listed in "Nailul Nabjl1 by Waziri Junaidu. It is noteworthy that she had apparently been to Mecca. 94SWaziri lunaidu could not positively identifY him. Possibly a son ofAbdullahi Mai Bodinga, Gid'acfo's son by a wife whose name is not recorded, 946Literally: "He supports the house, so give him a good thatch." 941The doxology stops short here: one would have expected it to go on to pray for her safe journey across the Bridge, her meeting with relations in Paradise and for prayers for God's mercy. Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English She loved them, their aunt, the saintly Nana. 18 I greet you, Caliph Ahmadu, on account ofthe loss Ofyour auntie, your father's sister, the helper. 19 And I greet the children ofSurufa'u's son941 For it is not right to greet some and not others. 20 I greet Dije94t , the Gabir woman ofthe household And Sidiku's mother:" and Alhajiya944 21 And all you visitors, we salute you As for myself, 1can only weep. 22 I greet Bawa, now in Zaria'" Tower of strength, may he be protected"6 23 May God be pleased with Nana and may He Dispel the darkness ofthe grave, the terrors ofthe questioners.947 (unfinished) Praise Song for Asma'u n.d. 941 Waziri Junaidu did not know this person. Work 66 381 ""Awoman slave, probably Asma'u's chiefconfidante and messenger. Such women in present large households had and have great authority - some Jean Boyd knew bore Gobir facial marks. "'Possibly Asma'u's co-wife, Gi

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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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No
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