HAUSA FOLKLORE

BY

MAALAM SHAIHU

AND TRANSLATED BY R. SUTHERLAND RATTRAY

1913

TABLE LE OF CONTENTS

Part I

PREFACE

Author's Note

A Short History, Purporting to Give the Origin of the  Hausa Nation and the Story of Their Conversion to the  Mohammedan Religion

PART II : Stories in Which People are the  Hereos and Heroines
The Story of the Slave by Name 'The World'

How Brothers and Sisters First Came to Quarrel and Hate Each Other

The Story of the Boy and the Old Woman,  and How the Wasp Got His Small Waist

The Story About a Beautiful Maiden, and How the Hartebeest Got The Marks Under Its Eyes Like Teardrops

How the Whip and the 'Maara' Spoon (A Broken Bit of Calabash) Came to the Haunts of Men

A Story About a Chief, And How His Sons Observed His Funeral, And The Origin of the Spider

A Story About an Orphan, Showing That 'He Who Sows Evil, it Comes Forth in His Own Garden'

A Story About a Witch, And How the Baby of the Family Outwitted Her, And Invented the First Walled Town

The Doctor Who Went a Pilgramage to Mecca on a Hyena

A Story About a Chief and His Cook

A Story About Three Youths All Skilled in Certain Things, And How They Used That Skil lto Circumvent Difficulty

A Story About a Giant, And The Cause of Thunder

A Story About an Orphan Which was the Origin of the Saying 'The Orphan With a Coat of Sin is Hated, But When it is a  Metal One He is Honoured'

A Story of a Jealous Man and What Befell Him

A Story of a Great Friendship and How it Was Put to the Test

A Story about a Test of Skill

A Story About Miss Salt, Miss Pepper, &C.

The Story of Muusa (Moses) And How it Came About That Brothers and Sisters Do Not Marry Each Other

A Story About a Hunter and His Son

A Story about a Maiden and the Pumpkin

The Gaawoo-Tree and the Maiden, And the First Person Who Ever Went Mad




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