13. Renewing the Faith: the Sokoto Caliphate

Posted on 14 October 2018

Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate.

Further Reading

• E.J. Arnett (trans.), The Rise of Sokoto Fulani, being a paraphrase and in some parts a translation of the Infaku'l maisuri of Sultan Mohammed Bello (Koto: 1922).

• C. Azuonye, "Feminist or Simply Feminine? Reflections on the Works of Nana Asmā'u, a Nineteenth-Century West African Woman Poet, Intellectual, and Social Activist," Meridians 6 (2006): 54-77.

• U. Bili, Some Aspects of Islam in Africa (Reading: 2008).

• J. Boyd and B.B. Mack (trans.), Collected Works of Nana Asma’u, Daughter of Usman d’an Fodio, 1793-1864 (East Lansing: 1997).

• M. Hiskett, The Sword of Truth: the Life and Times of the Shehu Usuman Dan Fodio (New York: 1973).

• M. Last, The Sokoto Caliphate (London: 1977).

• P. Naylor, From Rebels to Rulers: Writing Legitimacy in the Early Sokoto State (Suffolk: 2021).

Online works by Muhammad Bello


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