Ruwan Bagaja on YouTube
Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, December 9, 2009
YouTube user Dija4eva has uploaded a movie called “Ruwan Bagaja” on YouTube. Ruwan Bagaja is also a well-known Hausa novel by the late author Al-Haji Dr. Abubakar Imam. Talatu Carmen writes on her blog Abubuwa da nake rubutawa:
In Abubakar Imam’s classic Hausa novel, Ruwan Bagaja, published in 1934, the character Alhaji Imam tells the story of his cyclic quest for the water of cure. Leaving home, Alhaji sets out on a mission to avenge his stepfather who had been mocked and shamed when he told the king that the magical water of Bagaja would cure his chronically ill son. Alhaji journeys for many years until he finds the curative water, returns to the village, and cures the prince who had been languishing since Alhaji left. A journey that began in shame ends in glory and healing, the young boy who left the village has been transformed into a successful man—the life disrupted by the prince’s illness and Alhaji’s departure is brought back into balance.