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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Roles Of Hausa Proverbs In Peace Keeping And Conflict Resolution

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Conflict is part and parcel of human creation. Man is composed amidst disputes, altercations and misunderstanding, for, the whole history of the progress of mankind has been born on earnest recurrent problems and more importantly, conflict. Such is the reason that compelled one to reiterates time and again that conflict is wrapped round human neuron which reel like sine qua non. Concretizingly, however, conflict is like an onion...having divergent wings and thus need dichotomous angles of prevention and or resolution. Be that as it may, proverb served as the precaution and oftentimes, parnacia to conflict especially in the Hausaland. Therefore, this writeup surmises that since conflict are found at every stage of life; Hausa proverbs drastically surged forward certain resolutions. The paper conjectures into the concept of conflict and conflict resolution, the role of Hausa proverbs in curbing the conflict among the Hausa people.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Attitudes of Male Undergraduate Students Towards Choosing the Female Under/Graduate Students as Marriage Partners Within the Hausa-Folk

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Marriage partner selection, though something very close to us, has not been as simple and straight forward as the name denotes. Rather, it involves a lot of specialty and competence to accomplish. In fact, it has been a very serious and contentious subject of debate. Various factors determine the selection of marriage partners, which vary from a society to another. This study is set to investigate into the attitude of undergraduate male students towards selection of female graduate and or undergraduate students as marriage partners, with the view of ascertaining if level of females’ education in Northern Nigeria (and especially within the Hausa-folk) is a determining variable for a female to be chosen in marriage.

Monday, 18 March 2019

A Focus on Hausa Folklore and Culture: Why Madness and Mental Trouble?

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Traditionally, the Hausas believed on divergent number of ways in which an individual might acquire madness, or be mistaken as mad rather. It is beyond just the question of spiritually possessed by jinn(s). Hence, that is the most recognized of all causes of mental break down among the Hausas. However, factors such as depression, marital controversies, economic conflicts, indignation, ire, rage, fury, wrath, phobia, and/or physical illness may present and individual as mad. Therefore, madness is simply unintentional violation of societal norms, reasoning or normal action that might be caused by suggest, desire or intent to revenge and action or being treated unfairly. This is evident in various Hausa folktales. This paper explores the instances and causes of madness from Hausa folktales with the view to showcase the believe of the Hausas on the causes of madness. The data (instances of madness) are collected from various Hausa folktales to show instances of various forms of mental trouble. Furthermore, the paper accounts for measures adapted by the Hausas in dealing with these social and/or psychological problems. The paper learnt that, madness is caused by several factors and not only spiritual. It therefore offers some suggestions as panacea to such mental disorder. One of such is to understand the cause of such mental disorder; another is administrative procedures or communicative processes, depending on the scenario and the issue at hand.
Key words: mad, madness, mental trouble, Hausa, folklore, culture

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Muhallin Zogale A Magungunan Gargajiya Na Ƙasar Hausa

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Wata itaciya ce da ake shukawa ko dasawa a gida ko gona, wadda ake tsigar ganyenta ana dafawa a kwaɗanta a ci ko a yi dambu ko fate ko a yi miya da shi. Haka kuma akan yi danga da itaciyarta. Tana da furanni farare.Ana kuma yin yaji da saiwarta (Garba, 1990:167).Ita zogale matsakaiciyar itaciya ce, wadda girmanta ya kama daga tsawon mita biyar (5) zuwa mita goma (10). Saboda yawan amfanin da ake da ita ya wanzar da nomanta a duk kusan sassan duniya. Ana samun ta a yammacin duniyada ƙasashen Asiya musamman a  yankunan tsaunukan Himalaya da ƙasashen Indiya da Pakistan da Afirika da kuma ƙasashen Larabawa.   

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

I Am Not Disappointed!

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I was moved to pick a pen by the lot and lot of experiences I obtained after participating in an event, or a process (as it might be). It was first of it kind anyway, yet I must confess that I was baffled! It has always being my nature that I feel deeply disheartened whenever I am disappointed by an individual, group, event or situation that never seems disappointing. However, in few of such situations, I tend to realize that I should not have considered the happenings as disappointing, especially when I subscribe to the rule of majority. What then can I do rather than write?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Zamantakewar Hausawa Jiya Da Yau

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 Hausawa kan ce wanda ya tuna bara bai ji daɗin bana ba. Haƙiƙa zamantakewar Hausawa a da ta kasance gwanin ban sha’awa. A da, Hausawa sun kasance suna zama ne na cuɗe-ni-in-cuɗe-ka. Wannan ne ma ya sanya tsarin muhallin Bahaushe a da bai kasance ramin-kura ba, daga ke sai ‘ya’yanki. A maimakon haka, yakan zauna ne a gida na gandu. Hausawa kan ci abinci tare, su yi aiyuka da tarurruka a tare, da ma dukkan sauran al’amuran yau da kullum. Hakan ya sa duk wanda ya shiga matsala, abin yakan zo da sauƙi domin kuwa ‘yan uwa da abokai da sauran makusanta za su tsaya tsayin daka su ga an shawo kan matsalar. Abin sai dai a ce Allah san barka. Kash! Sannu a hankali an wayi gari wannan tsarin zamantakewa na dusashewa. Tausayin juna da taimakon juna da zumunci da zaman lafiya duk sun ja baya. Son kai da hasada da gaba sun fara maye gurbin zaman lumana da taimakekeniya da aka san Bahaushe da su a da. Wannan takarda tana ɗauke da bitar irin kyakkyawar tsarin zamantakewar Bahaushe ta asali da kuma yadda zamantakewar ke taɓarɓarewa a yau. Sannan daga ƙarshe takardar ta kawo hanyoyin da za su iya taimakawa wajen ɗinke waɗannan ɓaraka da ake samu.