Monday, September 16, 2019

Modern Slavery in the Hausa-folk: Traces from the Hausa Home Videos

September 16, 2019 0

Abstract: The notions of slave and slavery still reverberate global history of mankind which might have apparently left Africans in disadvantaged positions. Besides, these might have allowed substantial repositions and/or redistributions of wealth of the people of African descent. These activities might also have resulted in human displacements across geographical locations obviously changing identities of the victims. The reasons above might tend to locate the notions of slave and slavery in the past but recent phenomena reflected in a variety of literature suggest and present a persistence of slavery shaped in multiple forms. This paper traces the phenomenon of slavery in selected Hausa Home Videos and identifies its status and nature in the Hausa-folk tradition. The videos perceive the notions of slave and slavery through a variety of elements such as proverbs and idioms. Equally important, the paper interrogates the notions of slave and slavery and shows how and probably wonders why the new meaning in Hausa Home Videos. The paper further situates some of the characters as slaves and how their experiences shape their slavery. Moreover, the paper goes further to consider some acts as modern slavery; these include human trafficking, political persuasion and domination amongst others. The paper concludes and suggests education in its most basic form as amour against oppression, domination, slavery and its attendant factors.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Cuɗanyar Al’adu a Sabon Garin Kano: Wani Misali na “Mun zo Garinku Mun fi ku Rawa”

September 01, 2019 4


This paper examines the impact of acculturation on the settlers of Sabon Gari quarters of Fagge local government of Kano state, who migrated to the area as early as 1911 after construction of the railways under the colonial government. The paper revisits the historical background of the area by analyzing the work of Bako, (2006), which accounts for the detailed history of the area since its creation in the 20th century. It further employs interviews as methodology in studying the nature of acculturation presence in the location. Unidirectional theory of acculturation is chosen to guide the research. The research findings reveal that the dominant culture has assimilated into the

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Shaye-Shaye: Mafari, Illoli da Mafita a Taƙaice

July 09, 2019 0


Waƙar da aka shirya domin shiga gasar waƙa ta Hausa Music Institute wanda za a gabatar yayin bukin ƙungiyar Dangin Juna Masoya Ala Foundation a Katsina, ranar Lahadi 23-6-2019.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Wacce Take Burge ni

July 01, 2019 1


Tsokaci: Wai “kowa da abin da ya dame shi!” inji maƙwabcin mai akuya yayin da ya sayi kura. ‘Yan’adam na abota/ƙawance ko soyayya. Yawanci ana gina wulɗayyar da wasu tubalai na musamman. Daga cikinsu akwai sha’awa da dukiya da ilimi da mutunci da fice ko ɗaukaka da hali ko ɗabi’a. Waɗannan kuwa su ke zaman ginshiƙan da ke tallafe da shigifar hulɗayyar. Yayin da aka samu gazawar ginshiƙan, sai dai a ce “Allah ya kiyaye!” Zuciyata ma na da irin nata muradi. Tana da wani abu na musamman da ke burge ta. Yayin da mace ta mallaki wannan abu, lallai ta zama “macen da take burge ni!”

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Adashen Ƙauna 6: Kwalliyar Salla (Yarinya 'Yar Ɗagwas)

May 28, 2019 0


Kamar yadda masana suke bayani, waƙa ko waƙe na bijiro wa marubuci ko mawaƙi a sakamakon dalilai masu yawa. Ko da sha’iri bai yi niyya ba, yayin da wani lamari na musamman ya yi tsinkaye zuwa cikin zuciyarsa, ƙwaƙwalwarsa ko birnin tunaninsa, ba zai san lokacin da fafutukar tunaninsa na zayyana siffa, yanayi, tsari ko surar abin zai kai shi ga rattabo luguden jeranton kalmomi ba. A irin wannan lokaci, yakan yi hakan cikin salo da siga na musamman. Maganganun kan ɗauki rauji da zubi da tsare su kuma ƙunshi salailai, wani lokaci ma har da ƙafiya. Da zarar haka ta faru, to waƙa ta haɗu. Me kuma zan ce…?

Monday, April 8, 2019

Attitudes of Male Undergraduate Students Towards Choosing the Female Under/Graduate Students as Marriage Partners Within the Hausa-Folk

April 08, 2019 0


Marriage partner selection, though something very close to us, has not been as simple and straight forward as the name denotes. Rather, it involves a lot of specialty and competence to accomplish. In fact, it has been a very serious and contentious subject of debate. Various factors determine the selection of marriage partners, which vary from a society to another. This study is set to investigate into the attitude of undergraduate male students towards selection of female graduate and or undergraduate students as marriage partners, with the view of ascertaining if level of females’ education in Northern Nigeria (and especially within the Hausa-folk) is a determining variable for a female to be chosen in marriage.