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A Hausa Photoblog from Kano

Aminus3 is a photoblog community composed of photographers from around the world. One of them is Dr. Yusuf M. Adamu, a Medical Geographer, University Professor, writer and poet from Kano. I have been following his photoblog http://hausa.aminus3.com for a while and I really love his pictures. They give a nice insight into the culture and social life of the Hausa people and could also help you learn Hausa vocabulary, as he uses Hausa words to describe his pictures. See some of his pictures for yourself:

Masarautar Dutse — Dutse Emirate Website

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Location of Jigawa State in Nigeria: Image via Wikipedia

The same reader (“Matt”) who sent me a link to Tarbiyya Tatali has just sent me a link to another interesting website: www.dutseemirate.com. It is all about the history of the Duste Emirate in Jigawa State, Nigeria. In addition to English and Hausa texts, it has many interesting photographs and drawings by Hausa artists. Matt particularly likes one gallery:

This address has an interesting display of 10 traditional Hausa instruments associated with an Emir.  There are some other galleries as well, of interest for titles etc.  But I particularly like the display of instruments with the appropriate vocab.

Have a look for yourself and tell us how you like it.