Northern Nigeria, just before the turn of the century: a time of
unrest and civil war, when the trans-Saharan slave trade still
flourished. Against this turbulent backdrop is set the story of the
Hausa, a black African people who practice the Islamic religion.
This great African family saga, written by the first Federal Prime
Minister of Nigeria, focuses on the struggles of young Umar and his
mother and describes Umar's dramatic journey across the desert with
a slave caravan. Rich in adventure, it also provides a rare and
vivid glimpse into the lives of women and children in a black
Islamic society and their survival in a troubled age.
Markus Wiener Publishing Inc
|Country of origin:
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
||217 x 141 x 8mm (L x W x T)
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