This bibliography on the Hausa language --to be frequently updated-- represents highlights from the last fifty years of library acquisitions at Columbia University. In addition to full-length novels, plays, poetry, and short stories, the Hausa literature collection includes a selection of Adabin Kasuwar Kano or "Kano market literature". These inexpensively-printed, short works of fiction appeared during the mid- to late 1990s and are mostly all love stories or soyayya. A few titles are non-fiction: pamphlets on better living, a good marriage, or Islamic values. The guide also includes many biographies, histories, cultural and linguistic studies, religious works, and other non-fiction published in Hausa. Titles in Arabic, English, French, and German listed here deal primarily with aspects of Hausa language, literature, biography, history, religion, the arts, film, music, culture, and society.
Part of: African Studies at Columbia