Paperback / softback
December 6, 2004
9780253025494
English
320
7 b&w illus., 1 map
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1.08 Pounds (US)
$28.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
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Muslim Women Sing

Hausa Popular Song

In Muslim Women Sing, Beverly B. Mack shows Muslim women in northern Nigeria actively involved in creative activity. Although most of the songs and oral poetry are performed for female audiences only, some are performed for mixed groups, and typically men of the household are permitted to listen as women sing and recite songs and poems that reflect their contemporary social and cultural concerns. Themes such as women's roles in society, women and Islam, history, politics, AIDS prevention, child care, and hygiene form an integral part of their repertoire. Descriptive portraits of the singers interspersed between chapters reveal how they have learned to compose or play instruments and expand on sources of their creative energies.

About the Author

Beverly B. Mack is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is author (with Jean Boyd) of One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u, Scholar and Scribe (IUP, 2000).
Indiana University Press

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