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One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u, Scholar and Scribe

 
 
 
 
One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u, Scholar and Scribe
Author: Beverly B. Mack - Jean Boyd
ISBN 13: 9780253213983
ISBN 10: 253213983
Edition: 4.1.2000
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2000-05-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $19.00
 
 

"... a most welcome addition to the body of scholarship on the Sokoto Jihad and Caliphate." — Religious Studies Review

The fascinating life and times of Nana Asma'u (1793 - 1864), a West African woman who was a Muslim scholar and poet. As the daughter of the spiritual and political leader of the Sokoto community, Asma'u was a role model and teacher for other Muslim women as well as a scholar of Islam and a key advisor to her father as he waged a jihad to bring Islam to the population of what is now northwestern Nigeria.