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Collected works of Nana Asma'u, daughter of Usman dan Fodiyo, (1793-1864)

Author: Nana Asma'u; Jean Boyd; Beverly B Mack
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [1997]
Series: African historical sources, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio, a nineteenth-century Muslim scholar, lived in the region now known as northern Nigeria and was an eyewitness to battles of the largest of the West-African jihads of the era. The preparation and conduct of the jihad provide the topics for Nana Asma'u's poetry. Her work also includes treatises on history, law, mysticism, theology, and politics, and was heavily influenced by the  Read more...

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Asma'u, Nana, 1793-1865.
Collected works of Nana Asma'u, daughter of Usman dan Fodiyo, (1793-1864).
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [1997]
(DLC) 97015590
Named Person: Nana Asma'u
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nana Asma'u; Jean Boyd; Beverly B Mack
ISBN: 9781609170653 1609170652
OCLC Number: 605316199
Language Note: Appendix A includes 15 works in Hausa; appendix B includes facsimile of original manuscripts.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 753 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Maps ; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. Nigeria; 2. Trade Routes and the Qadiriyya; 3. Hausaland and Neighboring States 1800; 4. The Caliphate 1820; 5. Sokoto Caliphate 1830; 6. Opponents of the Caliph; Preface; The Essential Nana Asma'u; An Outline Chronology, The Collected Works of Nana Asma'u in English ; 1. The Way of the Pious; 2. So Verily ... ; 3. Give Us Victory; 4. Elegy for Abdullahi; 5/16/29. The Qur'an ; 16/5/29 The Qur'an; 29/5/16. The Qur'an; 6. Be Sure for God's Truth ; 7. A Warning, I; 8. Forgive Me; 9. Victory at Gawakuke; 10/11. Sufi Women ; 12/13. Elegy for Bello. 14. Bello's Character15. Elegy for My Sister Fadima ; 17. Medicine of the Prophet; 18. Elegy for Buhari ; 19. In Praise of Ahmada; 20/51. The Journey; 51/20 The Journey; 21. Thanksgiving for Recovery; 22/50 The Story of the Shehu ; 50/22. The Story of the Shehu ; 23. The Path of Truth ; 24. Rememberance of the Prophet, I ; 25. Caliph Aliyu's Victory, I (Fulfulde); 26. Caliph Aliyu's Victory, II (Hausa) ; 27. Elegy for Halima ; 28. Elegy for Gid'ad'o ; 30. Islam, Sokoto, and Wurno; 31. Destroy Mayaki; 32. Elegy for a Youth ; 33. Elegy for Na'Inna ; 34. Elegy for Mustafa. 35. Remembrance of the Shehu 36. Lamentation for 'Aysha, I; 37. Lamentation for 'Aysha, II; 38. The Battle of Gawakuke; 39. A Warning, II; 40. A Prayer for Rain; 41. Elegy for Zaharatu ; 42. Elegy for Hawa'u ; 43/44. Fear of the Herafter; 45. Elegy for Halilu ; 46. Reasons for Seeking God ; 47. Destroy Bawa; 48. Elegy for My Niece Fad'ima ; 49. Dan Yalli; 52. Elegy for Modibo d'an Ali; 53. Elegy for Malam Dandi ; 54. Welcome to the Mauritanian Scholar; 55. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Shaikh Sa'ad; 56. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Aliyu. 57. Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u Ahmadu Rufa'i58. Rememberance of the Prophet, II; 59. Signs of the Day of Judgment ; 60. Yearning for the Prophet; 61. Fear this; 62. Forgery I; 63. Forgery II; 64. List of Asma'u's Students; 65. Elegy for Asma'u ; 66. Praise Song for Asma'u; Glossaries; A. Terms; B. Principal Place Names; C. Names of Individuals; Published Works Cited; Unpublished Works Cited; Appendix A: Hausa Roman ; Appendix B: Original Manuscripts (facsimile) ; Index.
Series Title: African historical sources, no. 9.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: [edited] by Jean Boyd and Beverly B. Mack.


Contains annotated translations of works by the 19th century intellectual giant, Nana Asma'u, including 54 poems and prose texts. Asma'u rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the  Read more...


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