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Comprehensive information about Nana Asma’u including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Nana Asma’u (full name: Nana Asma’u bint Shehu Usman dan Fodiyo, Arabic : ; 1793–1864) was a princess, poet, teacher, and daughter of the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Usman dan Fodio. She remains a revered figure in northern Nigeria. Nana Asma’u is held up by some as an example of education and independence of women possible under Islam, and by others as a precursor to modern feminism in Africa. This educational Nana Asma’u resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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