Hausa Popular Literature Project
School of Oriental and African Studies


Welcome to the research database on Hausa popular literature and video film.
This is not a commercial site and none of the books and videos mentioned here can be bought from us.
This research database is under construction and will be amended as new information is incorporated.
This project is supported by a grant from the British Academy.

Information on the database:
This database documents the private collection of Hausa popular literature and video film in the possession of Professor Graham Furniss of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Other collections in Nigeria and elsewhere may contain other texts and videos, and our plan in due course will be to offer an authoritative listing by collaborating over the web with colleagues in Nigeria and elsewhere.

The Project Team at SOAS

Professor Graham Furniss
Dr Malami Buba
Mr William Burgess

Web & Computing
Richard Baker

Collaborators on the project
Dr Bello Bada, Usman Danfodiyo University
Dr Ibrahim Malumfashi, Usman Danfodiyo University
Dr Abdalla Uba Adamu, Bayero University
Dr Sa'idu B. Ahmad, Bayero University
Mr David Hogarth, Hogarth Representation
M. Danladi Garba, Kano State Library Board