Femi Fani-Kayode: Hausa language as a tool of conquest

Femi Fani-Kayode

In the northern part of Nigeria two vessels were used as vehicles for conquest by the Fulani: religion and language. Islam was imposed by the force of arms and the use of the sword by Sheik Usman Dan Fodio whilst hausa, the language of the conquered people of the old Habe kingdom, was adopted as […]

Femi Fani-Kayode: Hausa language as a tool of conquest