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This book, Songs and Politics, focuses on context analysis of selected Hausa songs that address segregation and security, leadership, Corruption and Democracy in the eyes of the third world electorates. The book simply reflects expectations of the electorates as obtained in pre-elections political promises and the realities of post elections as experienced by the electorates in areas of security, education, electricity and employment generation among others which the electorates seem dissatisfied.
This book, Hausa Songs and Shari ah Implementation, focuses on the influence of Shari ah implementation on Hausa oral songs. The book classifies oral songs into two major categories: Pre-Shari ah and Post- Shari ah songs. Pre-Shari ah songs are many and free, in their diction, from Shari ah influence in handling topics that is either of childbirth, marriage, farming, polygamy or death. Religious references are either unconsciously or connotatively used in pre-Shari ah songs. Post-Shari ah songs are minimized and restricted by Shari ah policy. This is seen in the post-Shari ah songs, which are directly, or indirectly religiously conscious. The book presents Sub-genres of Pre-Shari ah and Post-Shari ah oral songs with adequate examples. It also defines the position of oral songs and that of oral singers. The book established the fact that Shari ah policy has not only changed the diction of the Post-Shari ah songs but also the lives of oral artistes and public function.
A griot or jeli is a West African poet, praise singer, and wandering musician, considered a repository of oral tradition. As such, they are sometimes also called bards. According to Paul Oliver in his book Savannah Syncopators, "Though [the griot] has to know many traditional songs without error, he must also have the ability to extemporize on current events, chance incidents and the passing scene. His wit can be devastating and his knowledge of local history formidable." Although they are popularly known as 'praise singers', griots may also use their vocal expertise for gossip, satire, or political comment. Griots today live in many parts of West Africa, including Mali, the Gambia, Guinea, Western Sahara and Senegal, and are present among the Mande peoples (Mandinka, Malinké, Bambara, etc.), Ful e (Fula), Hausa, Songhai, Tukulóor, Wolof, Serer, Mossi, Dagomba, Mauritanian Arabs and many other smaller groups.
Introducing poetry, prose, songs and theatre from Nigeria, this study blends translated extracts with a commentary on the historical development and modern context of this creative culture. The book ranges across Hausa written and oral forms, showing that a cross-generic perspective is both truer and more helpful to readers.