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AHRC Translating Cultures Workshop
                  12 July 2012
Rashin Sani Ya Fi Dare Duhu (Hausa proverb) –
      Igno...
• Dynamics of cultural translation and debate
• Encoding in evaluative processes
• Values themselves and their interpretat...
• Equally relevant for the MDG world of
  development debate
• In northern Nigeria debate and contestation
  of values equ...
• Not just the positive and negative evaluation
  of things
• Equally about understanding motivations,
  hopes and fears b...
• Motivations, hopes and fears are always
  contested, alternative, growing or shrinking,
  within and between groups and ...
Humanities and public policy concerns
• Boko Haram was at the far end of a spectrum
  of ongoing and widespread debate abo...
Hausa popular fiction
• Since 1987 an explosion of popular fiction
  writing in Hausa
• Mostly self-published, and cheap
•...
•   Subject of widespread public debate
•   In conferences, the press, on radio, and on TV
•   About its value or lack of ...
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 2012 Rashin 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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