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Title:Between the Word and the Screen: A Historical Perspective on the Hausa Literary Movement and the Home Video Invasion
Author:Adamu, Yusuf M.
Year:2002
Periodical:Journal of African Cultural Studies
Volume:15
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:203-213
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Hausa
cinema
popular literature
novels
Onitsha market literature
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1369681022000042655
Abstract:This paper provides a historical perspective to the emergence of the Hausa video industry in Nigeria as it affects the Hausa Literary Movement which started in the mid-1980s when some young people pioneered the revival of the Hausa novel. The paper explains the factors that led to the emergence of the Hausa Literary Movement, the socioeconomic and cultural factors that shaped its rise and decline - and its reawakening with the threat posed by the video. It traces the history of the video movement in Hausaland and how it is linked with Hausa authors. Factors that paved the way for the invasion of the Literary Movement by the video are also discussed. The paper concludes by accepting that the video movement has affected the Literary Movement, but the Literary Movement is taking a new shape and dimension - and lives on. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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