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 ALS  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2015
An Exploration of Hausa Verbal Art Forms in Shaihu Umar: A Hausa Novel
Abstract: This paper explores the Hausa verbal art forms in Shaihu Umar, a novel first published in the Hausa language and then translated into English. The paper mostly focuses on the author’s use of the structures of a Hausa initiation tale as a vehicle for the narrative in the novel. In other words, the paper attempts to investigate how the author uses the structures of Hausa tales for stylistic effects. As a result, the paper tries to identify and analyze what the novel owes to the indigenous Hausa literary tradition as an illustration of the interface between orality and literacy.
Cite this paper: Oumarou, C. (2015) An Exploration of Hausa Verbal Art Forms in Shaihu Umar: A Hausa Novel. Advances in Literary Study, 3, 21-29. doi: 10.4236/als.2015.31004.
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