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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: April 2013

8 - Slavery in Kano Emirate of Sokoto Caliphate as Recounted

from Part One - Remembering Slavery and the Slave Trade

Suggested Additional Readings

Hamza, Ibrahim. “Slavery and Plantation Society at Dorayi in Kano Emirate,” in Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam. Edited by P. E. Lovejoy. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2004, 125–148.
Hill, Polly. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Case of Farm Slavery in Nigerian Hausaland,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 18, 3 (1976): 395–426.
Hill, Polly Population, Prosperity and Poverty: Rural Kano, 1900–1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
Hogendorn, J. S. and Lovejoy, Paul E. Slow Death for Slavery: The Course of Abolition in Northern Nigeria, 1897–1936. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Nast, Heidi J. Concubines and Power: Five Hundred Years in a Northern Nigerian Palace. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
Nast, Heidi J.Islam, Gender, and Slavery in West Africa circa 1500: A Spatial Archaeology of the Kano Palace, Northern Nigeria,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86, 1 (1996): 44–77.
Philips, John Edward. “Slavery in Two Ribats in Kano and Sokoto,” in Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam. Edited by P. E. Lovejoy. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2004, 111–124.
Salau, Mohammed Bashir. “Ribats and the Development of Plantations in the Sokoto Caliphate: A Case Study of Fanisau,” Africa Economic History 34 (2006): 23–43.
Stilwell, Sean. “‘Amana’ and ‘Asiri’: Royal Slave Culture and the Colonial Regime in Kano, 1903–1926,” Slavery and Abolition 19, 2 (1998): 167–188.
Stilwell, SeanCulture, Kinship and Power: The Evolution of Royal Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Kano,” African Economic History 27 (1999): 177–215.
Stilwell, Sean Paradoxes of Power: The Kano “Mamluks” and Male Royal Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate, 1804–1903. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004.
Stilwell, SeanPower, Honour and Shame: The Ideology of Royal Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate,” Africa 70, 3 (2000): 394–421.
Stilwell, Sean “The Power of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Power: Kinship, Community and Royal Slavery in Kano, 1807–1903,” in Elite Slavery in the Middle East and Africa: A Comparative Study. Edited by Toru Miura and John Edward Philips. London: Kegan Paul, 2000, 117–158.
Stilwell, Sean, Hamza, Ibrahim, and Lovejoy, Paul. “The Oral History of Royal Slavery in Sokoto Caliphate: An Overview with Sallama Dako,” History in Africa 28 (2001): 273–291.