Oct 222012

Hausa Women

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1st National Conference on Hausa Language, Literature and Culture, 14-Jan-2013 – 16-Jan-2013, Kano, Nigeria 

In Nigeria, the 1st National Conference on Hausa Language, Literature and Culture will be held at Bayero University, Kano from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 January 2013. The theme of the conference is: ‘The Contribution of Language, Literature and Culture to Democracy Development and Popular Participation in Nigeria’.


  • Language and National Development
  • Language and Democracy
  • Language and Political Participation
  • Current Issues in Language Studies
  • Literature and National Development
  • Literature and Democracy
  • Literature and Political Participation
  • Current Issues in Literary Studies
  • Culture and National Development
  • Culture and Democracy
  • Culture and Political Participation
  • Current Issues in Cultural Studies

Lead Paper Presenters:

Prof. Muhammad Munkaila, Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri
Prof. Aliyu Muhammad Bunza, Department of Nigerian Languages, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Prof. Haruna Abdullahi Birniwa, Department of Nigerian Languages, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

The conference is organized by the Centre for the Study of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

Conference Registration:

Participants are to pay three thousand naira (N3000) only for the registration fee.


Accommodation is available within and close to the venue of the conference i.e. BUK Old Campus. For information about accommodation, contact Dr. Aliyu Musa on 08034003614.

Call for Papers:

Participants should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, using Times New Roman 12 size font, by email to csnlbuk@yahoo.com.

Papers will be accepted in Hausa or in English.

For any additional information regarding the conference, please contact the following:

Prof. Abdu Yahya Bichi – Chairman, Organizing Committee, 08023054716
Dr. Isa Yusuf Chamo – Secretary, Organizing Committee, 08036194156

Contact Person: Isa Yusuf Chamo
Meeting Email: iychamo@yahoo.com

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2012

Suggested Books

This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history, religion, warfare, gender, economics and various other dimensions of Hausa life, as well as minority group relationships and creolization.

This book is a comprehensive grammar of Hausa, one of the largest and most important languages of Africa. Hausa is spoken by some 35 million people as a first language and approximately 15 million more as a second language. Paul Newman, a world authority on the Hausa language, draws on two centuries of Hausa linguistic scholarship to provide the most authoritative and detailed grammar of the language ever written.

This up-to-date volume, the first Hausa-English dictionary published in a quarter of a century, is written with language learners and practical users in mind. With over 10,000 entries, it primarily covers Standard Nigerian Hausa but also includes numerous forms from Niger and other dialect areas of Nigeria.

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