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Littattafan soyayya

Hausa littattafan soyayya ('love literature') has gotten some decent (media) attention recently, and now The Economist offers a (brief) look at Fifty Shades, Sahel-style. I wonder when the first US/UK-anthology -- à la Kurt Thometz's Life Turns Man Up and Down -- will appear.....
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At Muslimah Media Watch they report on Censorship and contemporary Hausa literature, with a focus on littattafan soyayya -- the 'Onitsha market literature' of the north (of Nigeria), centered in Kano. They report on the efforts to c...

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