AHRC Translating Cultures Workshop                  12 July 2012Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu (Hausa proverb) –      Ignoran...
• Dynamics of cultural translation and debate• Encoding in evaluative processes• Values themselves and their interpretatio...
• Equally relevant for the MDG world of  development debate• In northern Nigeria debate and contestation  of values equall...
• Not just the positive and negative evaluation  of things• Equally about understanding motivations,  hopes and fears base...
• Motivations, hopes and fears are always  contested, alternative, growing or shrinking,  within and between groups and se...
Humanities and public policy concerns• Boko Haram was at the far end of a spectrum  of ongoing and widespread debate about...
Hausa popular fiction• Since 1987 an explosion of popular fiction  writing in Hausa• Mostly self-published, and cheap• Wri...
•   Subject of widespread public debate•   In conferences, the press, on radio, and on TV•   About its value or lack of va...
Thank you
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and Africa...
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Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu - Ignorance is darker than the night – Professor Graham Furniss, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

  1. 1. AHRC Translating Cultures Workshop 12 July 2012Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu (Hausa proverb) – Ignorance is darker than the night Graham Furniss SOAS, University of London
  2. 2. • Dynamics of cultural translation and debate• Encoding in evaluative processes• Values themselves and their interpretation are constantly debated
  3. 3. • Equally relevant for the MDG world of development debate• In northern Nigeria debate and contestation of values equally surrounds issues like polio vaccination and women’s education
  4. 4. • Not just the positive and negative evaluation of things• Equally about understanding motivations, hopes and fears based upon experience
  5. 5. • Motivations, hopes and fears are always contested, alternative, growing or shrinking, within and between groups and sectors of society• Different implications as they move from personal narrative to anecdote, to text, to performance, to radio, to video, to social media
  6. 6. Humanities and public policy concerns• Boko Haram was at the far end of a spectrum of ongoing and widespread debate about• What is enjoined and what forbidden in Islam• What is in line with or opposed to a concept of ‘Hausa culture’
  7. 7. Hausa popular fiction• Since 1987 an explosion of popular fiction writing in Hausa• Mostly self-published, and cheap• Written increasingly by women• Devoured by the relatively young
  8. 8. • Subject of widespread public debate• In conferences, the press, on radio, and on TV• About its value or lack of value• Moral, economic, aesthetic and educational value
  9. 9. Thank you
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