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The Diary of Hamman Yaji 9780253362063

The Diary of Hamman Yaji

Chronicle of a West African Muslim Ruler

ISBN-10: 0253362067
ISBN-13: 9780253362063
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PUBLISHER: Indiana University Press
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"... offers insights into the values and daily concerns of a Fulbe emir that no foreign observer's description could ever provide.... This volume is an indispensable addition to the scarce documentation of Sub-Saharan history from the African perspective." --Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

"Hamman Yaji's diary provides invaluable information on the early years of the colonial administration, the survival of slavery long after its abolition, and the career of an enigmatic indigenous ruler who tried for years to manipulate three competing European powers--France, Britain and Germany. I have no doubt that the reader will find rare evidence in the diary and much to think about in the comprehensive introduction to it by two esteemed scholars." --The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

"... a pioneer contribution to African historiography. They have brought to light the piquant, highly revealing diary of a twentieth century Nigerian Chief." --African Affairs

"... a rare and remarkable contribution that deserves commendation from all those interested in West African studies." --Journal of African History

The rare and remarkable diary of a local Muslim ruler and slave-trader in northern Nigeria under British colonial administration is enhanced by an introduction that places Hamman Yaji in historical and cultural perspective.

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