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us: Asma'u, Nana, 1793-1865



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    • us: Usuman Foodiyo, Naana Asmaa'u b̳ii, 1794-1865
    • us: Naana Asmaa'u, 1793-1865
    • us: Asmaa'u, Naana, 1793-1865
    • us: Nana Asmaa'u, 1793-1865
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Usuman Foodiyo, Naana Asmaa'u b̳ii, 1794-1865
  • Sources

    • found: Boyd, J. The caliph's sister, 1988: CIP t.p. (Nana Asma'u, 1793-1865) galley (Asmau; a Muslim woman in Nigeria) p. xix (b. in Degel) p. xx (daughter of Shehu dan Fodio; sister of Muhammad Bello)
    • found: Gime Nana Asmaa'u e de wobbe, 1994: p. vii (Naana Asmaa'u; daughter of Sheehu Usumanu bii Foodiyo; b. 1794) p. vii (d. 1865) p. x (Naana Asmaa'u b̳ii Usuman Foodiyo)
    • found: Collected works of Nana Asma'u, daughter of Usman dan Fodiyo, (1793-1864), 1997: p. xvii (d. in 1280 A.H., at age of 72; b. in 1207 or 1208 A.H.; the years 1793 & 1864 A.D. are close approximations of birth & death dates)
    • found: Historical dictionary of Nigeria, 2009 (Asma'u, Nana, 1793-1864)
    • found: Dictionary of African biography, 2012 (Asma'u, Nana (1793-1864); full name Nana Asma'u bint Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed November 25, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Asma'u, Nana; Nana Asma'u bint Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio; muslim scholar; born 1793 in Nigeria; involved in jihad battles orchestrated by her father, brother and husband; promoted education among women and created the extension teachers known as "Yan Taru", led by directors known as Jajis; her poems formed the basis of their lessons; functioned as a community leader during times of warfare and reformation in post-jihad northern Nigeria; was known well beyond her region and scholars in Morocco appreciated her contributions; her long poems described the history of the Sokoto jihad as it parallels the pattern of seventh-century jihad battles led by the Prophet Muhammad; died 1864)
  • LC Classification

    • PL8234.A85
  • Change Notes

    • 1988-03-28: new
    • 2015-03-18: revised
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