Telling stories, making histories: women, words, and Islam in nineteenth-century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate

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Through reconstruction of oral testimony, folk stories and poetry, the true history of Hausa women and their reception of Islam's vision of Muslim in Western Africa have been uncovered. Mary Wren Bivins is the first author to locate and examine the oral texts of the 19th century Hausa women and challenge the written documentation of the Sokoto Caliphate. The personal narratives and folk stories reveal the importance of illiterate, non-elite women to the history of jihad and the assimilation of normative Islam in rural Hausaland. The captivating lives of the Hausa are captured, shedding light on their ordinary existence as wives, mothers, and providers for their family on the eve of European colonial conquest.
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table_of_contents Women and stories, scholars and texts : women's voices in nineteenth century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate -- Missions to Hausaland : European observations, investigations and conversations -- In praise of farming : women, food, and identity in Kasar Hausa -- "A story, a story. Let it come. Let it go" : the narrative landscapes and social spaces of storytelling -- "If a man does not want you" : stories of marriage and crisis in Hausa families -- "Womenfolk take heed!" : Muslim wives and Hausa marriages : lessons from Sokoto -- Telling stories, making history : women, narrative and historical knowledge in nineteenth century Hausaland.
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title Telling stories, making histories women, words, and Islam in nineteenth-century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate
title_display Telling stories, making histories women, words, and Islam in nineteenth-century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate
title_full Telling stories, making histories [electronic resource] : women, words, and Islam in nineteenth-century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate / Mary Wren Bivins
title_short Telling stories, making histories
title_sort telling stories, making histories women, words, and islam in nineteenth-century hausaland and the sokoto caliphate
title_sub women, words, and Islam in nineteenth-century Hausaland and the Sokoto Caliphate