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... 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.

  • ISBN13: 9780253213983
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2000
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00224
Publication DateMay 22, 2000
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Literary

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

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