Baba of Karo – A woman of the Muslim Hausa.


This remarkable book contains what is probably the first full-scale autobiography of an African Hausa woman. Mrs Smith, spoke fluent Hausa and became Baba’s friend, while her husband Dr. M.G. Smith, a social anthropologist, was engaged in field work in Nigeria. After many conversations between the two women, Baba agreed to dictate the story of her life. Dr Smith contributes an essay on Hausa life and sociology to provide some background.

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H/b in nice clean boards.with illustrated d/ and bot edges of which are a little chipped and price clipped.Size 9×6 pp 4+299 inc f/o map in the back.index,Notes to various chapters,plus plates,but with frontispiece, text only,book label to front p/d.Hinges strong,binding firm,internaly clean and foxing,or browning,just a little staining to front and back end papers.


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