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The Caliph's Sister : Nana Asma'u, 1793-1865, Teacher, Poet and Islamic Leader - Jean Boyd

The Caliph's Sister

Nana Asma'u, 1793-1865, Teacher, Poet and Islamic Leader

By: Jean Boyd

Paperback Published: 31st December 1989
ISBN: 9780714640679
Number Of Pages: 168

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A new light is shed on African women of the Sahel in this book about a brilliantly intelligent 19th century woman-jihadist whose legacy of verse contains political and social commentary.

Asma'u's early life
the early Jihad
the settlement of Sokoto
collaboration between Asma'u and Bello
Asma'u's development of her role
the later Jihad
collaboration between Asma'u and Gidado
away from the Centre 1842-1850
Asma'u's widowhood at Wurno
final years: her legacy
a brief overview of Nana Asma'u's works
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780714640679
ISBN-10: 0714640670
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 31st December 1989
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.22  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1