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Hausa novel is an indigenous prose-novel written or translated into hausa language. Hausa language is majorly spoken by the hausa tribe that shares...

The Hausa Novel And Other Hausa Literature To Read

Hausa Novel


Hausa novel is an indigenous prose-novel written or translated into hausa language. Hausa language is majorly spoken by the hausa tribe that shares and habituates the northern part of Nigeria, a West African country. It is also spoken by the southern half of Niger and significant minorities in Chad, Benin and Cameroon.

Hausa language is one of the most important indigenous lingua Franca in West and central Africa spoken as first or second language of about 40-50 million people —From Britannica


To the effect of hausa novels writing, based on the recent estimation, the hausa language is estimated to be spoken by at least 100-200 million people. In spite of the massive population and audience, it is not surprising that the hausa literary society are still developing neither is the hausa novels highly solicited for. This is even evident in their entertainment industry, "Kannywood", based on how it is recognized amongst its peers in the Nigeria entertainment industry in general.


This has grossly affected the publications of hausa novel and over related books. There are low publication literary materials in the indigenous hausa language. This is also due to the low responsiveness of the northern part of Nigeria to literacy. Thus, there are not very much available hausa novels for interested readers and audience. Despite this, this hasn't stopped or retarded the few insatiable audience from calling up for such novels online.


This article will share some information about the sources where to read and download complete hausa novels. It also perused on some of the hausa novels that have been published as far back as in the 90s. 



To start off, what is novel generally?

Novel generally, are one of the genres of Literature also know as prose. It contains a long scripted words and are often bulky and narratively written. Unlike poetry which are often in lines and stanzas


The only added information to "hausa novel" is the language. One of the research carried out on ahref, one of the most resourceful SEO tools shows that more than 30 thousand searches shows up for the keyword "hausa novel" "complete hausa novels downloads." among many others. Thus, as said earlier, interested hausa novels lovers and readers are still on the lookout for the indigenous work of literature.


Notable hausa authors that have made up the second generation writers are Zaynab Alkali, Abubakar Gonna and Labor Yari. 

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18 Most Searched Hausa Novels Online

Also, some of the most requested or searched hausa novels online as provided by the Ahref Keyword Research for African writing are:

  1. Rahmat Hausa novel
  2. Sabina Hausa Novel
  3. Littattafan Hausa Novel
  4. Wayyo Gindina Hausa Novel
  5. Gidan Uncle Hausa Novel
  6. Mr Romantic Hausa Novel
  7. Littafin Hausa Novel
  8. Saifude Hausa Novel
  9. Hafsat Hausa Novel
  10. Kuruiya Hausa Novel
  11. Muwadat Hausa Novel
  12. Sooray Hausa Novel
  13. Salon Son Hausa Novel
  14. Zuhraa Hausa Novel
  15. Garkuwa Hausa Novel
  16. Zaiba Hausa Novel
  17. Gidan Hausa Novel
  18. Adandi Hausa Novel


The "Soyayya" Hausa Novel

One of the genre of hausa popular Literature is known as Littattafan soyayya. It means books of love/romance literature. These romantic fictional hausa novels began in the 1980s through their exploration of fantasy, love, marriage, romance and feminism. This genre of hausa novel are often written  by female hausa authors. Despite the popularity among the tribe, the genre has faced numerous criticism and many have contested that it corrupts and encourages immorality among young girls.


Some of these soyayya hausa novels and their respective authors are provided below:
  1. Zuwa ga masoya by Bala Mudh Makosa
  2. Zuhra by Zainab Auwal
  3. Ya'Ya Mata by Zuwaiea Isa
  4. Wahala Biradin Makoya 1 and 2 by Zuwaiea Isa
  5. Surayya 1 and 2 byRashida Shehu L. Giwa

Interestingly, one of the soyayya hausa novel 'Alhaki Kukuyo Ne(Sin is a puppy)' by Hajiya Balaraba Ramat Yakubu was translated into English by an Indian publisher named "Blaft"


Hausa Folklore

One of the long published literary material in hausa language is the Hausa Folk-lore. The book was published by Maalam Shaihua in 1913 and translated by R. Sutherland Rattray. It literarily contains 22 folk stories of the Hausa people in Africa.


The book gained its prominence due to the fact that it was originally written in hausa during the period when it's unlikely or rare for such literary material to be published.


Where To Read And Download Complete Hausa Novel


There are many sites and blogs that are typically based on sharing hausa novels. While some are free, some are paid to read with little amount required to spare.
The sites and blogs that publish hausa novels


  • Wattpad
Wattpad is one of the foremost online literary sources that allows readers to read stories written by different writers for free. There are up to 200 hausa novel on Wattpad that are available for reading. All that is needed to get unrestricted access to the materials is to log in and create an account. You can also download the Wattpad app on Google play store.


  • Okadabooks
Okadabooks is a Nigerian online publisher that not only gives writers opportunity to easy and fast publishing, but also get them paid when their works are read. However, unlike Wattpad, it is paid. Interested readers can only access the materials published on their site after paying an amount prescribed by the authors.


Okadabooks also have literary materials on hausa novel. You can easily check them up by visiting their site or downloading the Okadabooks app on Google play.

Books.google.com

This is owned by Google, and it performs the same function as the two aforementioned.

  • 'gidanlabarai blog', 'Dl hausa novels' and ' Bank in hausa novel'
These are few of the the Hausa blogs that you can easily get access to hausa nove without any hinge or difficulty whatsoever. They are free and easily accessible. The blogs feature numerous hausa novels with different themes and stories that are enjoyable to read.


Social media platforms That You Can Read Latest Hausa Novels.

Social media platforms also provides space for the exploration of literary works. Platforms like Facebook provides opportunity for group creation that are based on literature. This you can easily grab and make use of. 


Some of the Facebook groups that you can join to read latest and interesting hausa novels are:

  1. Latest Hausa Novel 24/7
  2. Khaleesat Haiyadar Novels
  3. 80k hausa novel by Annie
  4. Hausa Novel Group
  5. Khaleesat Haiyadar Novel fans
  6. Home of Hausa Novel
  7. Rahmat Hausat Novel
  8. M K Hausa Novels Group

In conclusion, hausa novels are still evolving and can be very effective in encouraging education in the northern part of Nigeria. It could give mind exploration, wide imagination, excitement and enlightenment if duly encouraged.

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