Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa
By (author) Graham Furniss
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Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa by Graham Furniss
Book DescriptionIntroducing 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748607860
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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