Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_380271 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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10 poems in Hausa

1.
Translator: Barne, William Bradley Gossalt
Title: ‏The song of Sirati

A poem in Hausa accompanied by two copies of an English translation. "I was given this poem by the Chief man of the Hausa Quarter of Kumasi. It refers to the mythical bridge which spans the gulf between the Mahomedan Heaven and Hell"

Incipit: O God, King and Lord, Possesor of the Kingdom, now will I pray, now will I sing of Sirati
Language(s): Hausa

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2.
Author: Halidu, Malum خالد، معلم
Translator: Barne, William Bradley Gossalt
Title: The lament of Malum Halidu

A poem in Hausa accompanied by an English tranlation. "It was written...by Malum Hallidu, Chief Advisor to Ataibihu, Emir of Sokoto"

Incipit: In the name of God I purpose to sing Of the strangers, the Nazarenes
Language(s): Hausa

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3.
Author: Derfu, Malum خالد، معلم
Translator: Barne, William Bradley Gossalt
Title: Malum Derfu's song

A poem in Hausa with an epilogue by the son Moarzu accompanied by an English tranlation

Incipit: And she who turns her back upon her husband Leave her, she is a hypocrite
Language(s): Hausa

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4.
Title: Lament on the death of Malum Abdu

A poem in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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5.
Title: A proclamation or sermon about 200 years old

A religious poem in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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6.
Author: Musa, Malum
Title: The song of Malum Musa composed at Kano about 18 years ago

A poem in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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7.
Title: Description of the final battle between the Filanis and the men of Kabe toether with Haniba's song of victory, composed on the spot

A religious poem in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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8.
Title: The tale of two wrecked men, natives of Kano and Katchma - afterwards

A story in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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9.
Title: Untranslated scraps

Parts of poems in Hausa

Language(s): Hausa

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10.
Title: "A song of Allah"

Made by Osmann, the son of Ifordiu about 110 years ago - he lived at Gobir - about ten years after he composed this song he became King of Sokoto, and reigned for 13 years

Language(s): Hausa

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Physical Description

Form: codex
4, 8 f. 5 f. 2, 3f. 3 f. 21 f. 3 f. 3 f. 18 f. 14 f. 4 f.

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Typescript

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