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An Exploration of Hausa Verbal Art Forms in Shaihu Umar: A Hausa Novel

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Chaibou Elhadji Oumarou*


Department of English, Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niamey, Niger.


This paper explores the Hausa verbal art forms in Shaihu Umar, a novel first published in the Hausa language and then translated into English. 424 more words

Autodidact | They Tried to Teach Me

They tried to teach me
the infinite possibility
living inside as my soul
could be sold for some shiny metal
they called gold
but they couldn’t reach far enough inside of my mind…

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Visual Art

Linguistic seductions: 4. The power of inarticulateness

You may have seen this TV commercial:


It may be a TV commercial and it may force you to buy the movie provider, but it is really really disturbing in the way it treats language. 234 more words