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Publications in Media and Cultural Communication

  1. [2015] Out of India, Coming to Africa: The Emergence of Kanywood, the Muslim Hausa Video Film Industry in Northern Nigeria, published as “Dall'India all'Africa. La nascita di Kanywood: l'industria dei video musulmani in lingua hausa, nel Nord della Nigeria” In A. Jedlowski & G. Santanera (Eds.), Lagos calling: Nollywood e la reinvenzione del cinema in Africa (pp. 135-166). Aracne editrice int.le S.r.l.
  2. [2015] The Remediation of Events: 9/11 in Nigerian Videos. In H. Behrend & T. Wendl (Eds.), 9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa (pp. 39-57). Berlin: Lit.Verlag.
  3. [2015] PDP reloaded: Political mobilization through urban musics in Kano. Bayero Journal of Political Science (Maiden Edition), June 2014, pp. 65-89.Download
  4. [2014] Imperialism from Below: Transcultural Contra-Flows and the emergence of Metrosexual Hausa Visual Culture. 15th Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Bayero University Kano. Kano: Inaugural Lecture Committee, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.Download
  5. [2014] Review of 'The Role of the Press and Communication Technology in Democratization: The Nigerian Story' The Journal of African History, 55 (1) pp 129-130. 
  6. [2014] The Beggar's Opera: Muslim Beggar-Minstrels and Street Oral Poetry Theatre in Northern Nigeria. In T. F. Deubel, S. M. Youngstedt & H. Tissières (Eds.), Saharan Crossroads: Exploring Historical, Cultural, and Artistic Linkages between North and West Africa (pp. 195-216). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 
  7. [2014] The presence of Arabs in Kano. In A.I. Tanko & S. B. Momole (Eds.). Kano: Environment, Society and Development (pp. 125-164). London & Abuja: Adonis & Abbey Publishers.Download
  8. [2013] Book Review: Anne Haour and Benedetta Rossi (Eds.). Being and Becoming Hausa: interdisciplinary perspectivesAfrica: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol 83, No 02, pp. 344-346, May 2013. 
  9. [2013] Insurgency in northern Nigeria. In O. Obafemi & H. Galadima. Complex insurgencies in Nigeria: Proceedings of the NIPSS 2012 eminent persons & experts group meeting (pp. 77-139). Bukuru [Nigeria]: National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies [NIPSS].
  10. [2013] Private Sphere, Public Furor: Gender and Delineation of Intimisphäre in Muslim Hausa Video Films, Harsunan Najeriya Special Edition, XXIII: 334-357. Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages, Bayero University, Kano.Download
  11. [2013] The City at the edge of forever: Archiving and digitizing Arabic sources on the History of Kano, Nigeria. In, O.M Ndimele, M. Ahmed & H. M. Yakasai (Eds.).  Language, literature and culture in a multicultural society. A festschrift for Abubakar Adamu Rasheed (pp. 183-207). Port Harcourt: The Linguistic Association of Nigeria/M&J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd.Download
  12. [2013] Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria. In M. Krings & O. Okome (Eds.), Global Nollywood: Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (pp. 287-305). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 
  13. [2012] “Go by appearances at your peril”: The Raina Kama writers’ association in Kano, Nigeria, carving out a place for the “popular” in the Hausa literary landscape. [with Graham Furniss], Research in African Literatures, 43(4): 88-121.
  14. [2012] Al-Hausawi, Al-Hindawi: Media Contraflow, Urban Communication and Translinguistic Onomatopoeia Among Hausa of Northern Nigeria. Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures (ALC), 46: 23-57. Department of African Languages and Culture, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  15. [2012] Transnational Media Flows and Contra-Flows: Shifting Paradigms in South-South Entertainment Flows. Hemispheres – Studies of Cultures and Societies27:  5-32.  Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
  16. [2011] Cultural Reconciliation Among Communities: The Multicultural Emergence of Kano as Panacea for Peaceful Co-existenceCommissioned and published lecture presented at the World Culture Day on 22nd May, 2011 at the International Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria. Abuja: National Institute for Cultural Orientation. 
  17. [2006] Global Influences, National Flows: The Influence of Hindi Film on Hausa Traditional Music and Video Film. In A. U. Adamu, U. F. Jibril, M. N. Malam, B. Maikaba & G. Ahmad (Eds.). Communication, media and popular culture in northern Nigeria. (pp. 6-35). Kano: Bayero University Department of Mass Communication.Download
  18. [2011] Hausa and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In L. D. Yalwa, A. Y. Bichi & S. Sani (Eds.). Studies in Hausa Language, Literature and Culture (pp. 1-30.  Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press. Download
  19. [2011] Media Technologies and Literary Transformations in Hausa Oral Literature. In J. McIntyre & R. Mechthild (Eds.). Transporting oral literatures between media, cultures and languages, edited by Joe McIntyre and Mechthild Rey (pp. 81-108).Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.
  20. [2010] Islam, Shari’a and Censorship in Hausa Video Film. In M. Saul & R. A. Austen (Eds.). Viewing African cinema in the twenty-first century: FESCAPO art films and the Nollywood video revolution (pp. 63-71). Cleveland, Ohio: The University Press. 
  21. [2010] Private Passion, Public Furore: Youth Entertainment, Sexuality and the Islamicate Public Space in Northern Nigeria. In H. Wakili, et al. (Eds.). The Nigerian youth: political participation and national development (pp. 281-306). Kano: Mambayya House (Bayero University Kano. Download
  22. [2010] The Muse’s Journey: Transcultural Translators and Domestication of Transnational Music in Hausa Popular Culture.Journal of African Cultural Studies, 22(1): 41–56.
  23. [2010] Transnational flows and local identities in Muslim Northern Nigerian Films: From Dead Poets Society through Mohabbatein to So…” In H. Wasserman (Ed.). Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (pp. 223-234). London: Routledge. 
  24. [2010] Youth, society and visual entertainment media in northern Nigeria. In B. A. Umar (Ed.). Issues in youth development in Nigeria – A multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 355-361). Kano: Bayero University Kano.Download
  25. [2009] Maitatsine. [with Allan Christelow] in John L. Esposito (ed.): The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. 6 Bde. Oxford 2009. Bd. III, S. 459-462.
  26. [2009] Media Parenting and Construction of Media Identities in Northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa Video Films. In J. Middleton & N. Kimani (Eds.). The Media and the construction of African Identities (pp. 171-186). London: International African Institute/Twanzega Communications/Indian University Press. 
  27. [2008] Breaking Out, Speaking Out: Youth, Islam and Production of Indigenous Hausa Literature in Northern Nigeria. In A. Oed (Ed.). African language literatures: Production, mediation, reception of African language literatures(pp. 209-220). Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag. 
  28. [2008] The arts of the Muslim Hausa of northern Nigeria. In British Council (Ed.). Celebrating traditional crafts of northern Nigeria (foreword, pp. 1-3). Exhibition Catalog. London, British Council and Terra Kulture Nigerian Cultural Centre, Lagos.Download
  29. [2008] The Hindi Cinema Factor in Hausa Video Film Soundtracks. In M. Slobin (Ed.).  Global soundtracks: The culture of world film music (pp. 152-176). Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press.
  30. [2008] Womanist ethos and Hausa domestic ecology: A structuralist analysis of Barmani Choge’s operetta, Sakarai ba ta da wayo (Useless woman). In S. Abdu (Ed.). Poetry and Poetics: Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Literature in Northern Nigeria (pp. 93-120)Bayero University Kano: Department of English and French.Download
  31. [2007] Currying favour: Eastern media influences and the Hausa video Film. Filmint. 5(4): 77-91. London: Intellect Books.
  32. [2007] Fulɓe Culture and the Internet: A Survey. Journal of Nomadic Studies, 5: 13-20. Kaduna: Nomadic Education Commission.  
  33. [2007] Transglobal media flows and Hausa popular culture. Kano: Visually Ethnographic Press.Download
  34. [2006] Divergent similarities: Culture, globalization and Hausa creative and performing arts. In S.B. Ahmad &, M.O. Bhadmus (Eds.). Writing, Performance and Literature in Northern Nigeria, 2006, pp. 38-90. Bayero University, Kano: Department of English and French.Download
  35. [2006] Loud bubbles from a silent brook: Trends and tendencies in contemporary Hausa prose writing.Research in African Literatures, 37(3): 133-153.
  36. [2006] Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Methodologies, in Readings in In Social Science Research, edited by Adamu, Y. M, Mohammed, H., and Ɗandago, K.I. 2006, pp. 59-73. Kano: Bayero University Faculty of Social and Management Sciences/Adamu Joji Publishers. 
  37. [2004] Book Review: Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song (Beverly Mack, 2004) Ethnomusicology Forum, Nov.2005, Vol. 14 Issue 2, pp. 246-250.
  38. [2004] Istanci, Imamanci and Bollywoodanci: Evolutionary trends in Hausa use of media technologies in cultural transformation. In A. U. Adamu, Y. Adamu & U. F. Jibril (Ed.).  Hausa home video: Society, technology and economy (pp. 83-99). Kano: Center for Hausa Cultural Studies (defunct).Download
  39. [2003] Parallel Worlds: Reflective Womanism in Balaraba Ramat Yakubu’s Ina Son Sa HakaJenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies: 4.1 (2003).
  40. [2002] From Mindmeld to Mindset: Negotiating the Information Minefield in Developing CountriesBulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 28(6): 25–29.
  41. [2001] Hausa prose fiction: Towards an analytical framework. FAIS Journal of Humanities, 1 (4): 86-95. Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.Download
  42. [2011] Eastward Ho! Cultural Proximity and Eastern Focus in Hausa Fiction and Videos. In J. McIntyre & R. Mechthild (Eds.). Transporting oral literatures between media, cultures and languages, edited by Joe McIntyre and Mechthild Rey (pp. 45-80).Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag.