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Nana Asmau

(d. 1864)


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(d. 1864)

Daughter of Uthman Dan Fodio and leader in the Sokoto caliphate. Collected, edited, and translated her father's works and wrote works basic to the development of the ideology of the West African jihad movement. A leading figure in scholarship and Sufi piety as well as politics.

Subjects: Islam.


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