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Hausaland Tales from the Nigerian Marketplace
Hausaland Tales from the Nigerian Marketplace
 
Our Price: $22.00
Year: 2002
Pages: 98
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 208025235

Product Code: 756797144

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Gavin McIntosh (au). For a thousand years the Hausa people have been traders in sub-Saharan Africa, & most have remained a pastoral people. Village life revolves around the weekly market days, when all the people come to the great open market to buy, sell, visit, gossip, & tell stories. McIntosh gathered the stories he heard from native tellers, & has translated & retold 12 of them here. He has used fictional tellers -- Umaru the weaver, Musa the potter, Ibrahim the blacksmith, Amina the vegetable seller, & Tsalla the herbalist, among others -- to recreate the atmosphere of the marketplace. He paints a vivid picture of an ancient culture in the process of modernization, where the herdsmanís handmade coal stove coexists with the modern kerosene cooker. Juvenile aud. Illus.

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