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By Rudolf Pell Gaudio

A wealthy and engrossing account of 'sexual outlaws' within the Hausa-speaking sector of northern Nigeria, the place Islamic legislation calls for strict separation of the sexes and various principles of habit for girls and males in almost each side of life.

the 1st ethnographic learn of sexual minorities in Africa, and one among only a few works on sexual minorities within the Islamic world

Engagingly written, combining leading edge, ethnographic narrative with analyses of sociolinguistic transcripts, ancient texts, and renowned media, together with video, movie, newspapers, and song-poetry

Analyzes the social stories and expressive tradition of 'yan daudu (feminine males in Nigerian Hausaland) in terms of neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide debates over gender and sexuality on the flip of the twenty-first century

Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize within the type of "Outstanding Monograph"

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93 What is significant about these depictions is that, though conflicting, they both point to the role played by the Begams’ husbands in prolonging, if not stimulating, the disagreement. It suggests that both Sayyid Siddiq Hasan and Ahmad Ali Khan were ambitious men who, regardless of the familial consequences, sought to elicit maximum material benefit from their union with a powerful wife. 30 M O D ELS A N D IN H E R IT A N C E S Regardless of the cause, it is clear from these accounts that, by adulthood if not before, the relationship between Sultan Jahan and her mother was one of open antagonism.

65 Clearly, as a reformist model to her granddaughter, Sikandar’s example highlighted the importance of operating within an Islamic framework. It also suggested the appeal of Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s Aligarh school without the more reactionary elements pertaining to female education, veiling and women’s political rights. Before turning from Sikandar, it is also important to note that she influenced Sultan Jahan Begam’s development as a ruler and a reformer, not only by providing advice and example, but also by initiating her education.

93 What is significant about these depictions is that, though conflicting, they both point to the role played by the Begams’ husbands in prolonging, if not stimulating, the disagreement. It suggests that both Sayyid Siddiq Hasan and Ahmad Ali Khan were ambitious men who, regardless of the familial consequences, sought to elicit maximum material benefit from their union with a powerful wife. 30 M O D ELS A N D IN H E R IT A N C E S Regardless of the cause, it is clear from these accounts that, by adulthood if not before, the relationship between Sultan Jahan and her mother was one of open antagonism.

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