Argues that soyayya as a concept was a recurring theme in books published before when the soyayya genre properly took off. However, does bring in the soyayya theme to show how some of the writes moralize on religious issues. He was pioneer editor of Blueprint Newspaper and later its editor-in chief. This led to further accusations that many authors of the genre merely adapt Indian movie screenplays to Hausa settings merely changing the names. Sheme initiated the debate as acting editor cum literary editor of Nasiha, the Hausa weekly newspaper being published by Nationhouse Press publishers of The Reporter newspaper in Kaduna. Writing in uncompromising and unapologetic Modern Hausa often interlaced with English words to reflect the new urban lexicon of Ingausa , they focused their attention on the most emotional concern of urban Hausa youth:
Perhaps the contempt with which the educated literary establishment has for the soyayya genre as epitomed by Ibrahim Malumfashi and Danjuma Katsina came about because of the language styles used by the writers. In the interview she claims that she wants to be different from the soyayya writing then in vogue because, in her opinion, readers were simply sick and tired of reading soyayya books. Haka ma kada a riga liman idar da salla domin a samu cikakkiyar salla mai lada. This led to further accusations that many authors of the genre merely adapt Indian movie screenplays to Hausa settings merely changing the names. He also scrutinized littatafai na soyayya looking at the social and political implications alluding to the position of women in Hausa society. For many who were able to eke out living, in petty artisn occupations e. The article argues that this controversy indexes wider concerns about the shape and direction of contemporary Nigerian culture.
Sheme served as national publicity secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors. The influence of Islam produces an extremely serious-minded type of person.
BASHIR BALA CHIROKI
Recent Post by Page. Or is he a virtuoso who above all else expresses himself and, because he gives voice 1 This paper contains the most comprehenive bibliographic listing of criticism about contemporary Hausa prose fiction in Northern Nigeria from local sources.
Urges that such writers should re-direct their skills in writing in other genres. Soyayya writers commit the greatest disservice to the Islamic polity in Northern Nigeria, according to such critics, by giving adolescent movise the belief that they can reject their parental choices in marriage.
NNPC nausa no longer the dominant publisher either, publishing nasha the seven competition winners out of the nineteen books. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Retrieved from ” https: A turning point in the criticisms was the appearance of Ibrahim Malumfashi into the arena.
Containing gory salacious details of sexual promiscuity, it nevertheless became accepted as an adult text in a prudish Hausa society of the s when it was translated by Mamman Kano and Frank Edgar.
Indeed, for many, the attention given to earlier writers was in response to the revulsion evoked by the soyayya genre writers. The soyayya heroes and their protagonists academicians like Dr.
Hausa songs,Dabi,a (ya matana nasiha zanmaku babba)
Argues that the novelist, in whatever social circumstances, is an interpreter of the society. Critics also differ on the purpose or ends of literature.
Dangane da sallah lokacin azumi mutum ya tsaftace kansa ya yi alwala. Recall the adage da ]an gari akan ci gari the enemy within. I will now present what is so far the most comprehensive annotated bibliography of criticisms on Contemporary Hausa Prose Fiction.
It was never ponted out that open display of mmovies tender emotions is unchacteristic of Hausa emotional pattern of behavior. Creativity cannot be muzzled by self-appointed guardians of public morality. He considers such writings as kafirci apostasy. As far as I am able gauge, their audience, buying books as never before, is also predominantly young, the product of the policy of Universal Primary Education initiated during the s.
Sheme initiated the debate as acting editor cum literary editor of Nasiha, the Hausa weekly newspaper being published by Nationhouse Press publishers of The Reporter newspaper in Kaduna.
Nasiha Akan Azumi
Or it is the crime stories of the Bature Gagares or the vengeance packets of the John Tafida Wusasas? The Indian movie connection actually led to a full-fledged field research on parallel modernities in contemporary Hausa society, as reported by Larkin Some critics would therefore prefer to roll with the tide and urge corrective measures on part of the society as a result of the social ills described in the books.
Nassiha third generation can be considered modern Hausa classics, where the accepted linguistic modes were used in the narratives.
Urges for more writers among Hausa youth and explains the educative role of literature.
The writers did not continue much writing beyond these first attempts. He wrote the script for many Hausa movies and even produced some. Bashir Chiroki developed acting as a child; the actor began a stage drama actor even at the age of nine. The writer need not even pursue it to attain it. Within-a spate of 10 years, a new reading culture had been introduced and gaining wide currency daily. And yet such sexuality was openly described in at least one highly acclaimed Hausa modernist novel, Karshen Alewa Kasa pp.
In this respect, they unwittingly borrow antecedents from the European sentimental novel. It has to be, considering that the books were State-sponsored, and that also they were essentially aimed at grade schools.
The fledging authors always seem to source money to print their books nasihha a naslha their modernist uncles were unable to do — and the audience always seem to find money to buy them. It took two competitions and to tease out more writers who fall neatly into the third generation, but still using the modern Hausa mode. Ibrahim Sheme is a bilingual Nigerian writer, journalist, filmmaker and publisher.
The article argues that this controversy indexes wider concerns about the shape and direction of contemporary Nigerian culture.