A fascinating ethnographic account of the Yan Daudu culture in Northern Nigeria came out recently, by Rudoph Gaudio, adding to the increasingly rich scholarship on contemporary Nigeria..
Fascinating book... on a day the BBC announce a wave of murders of homosexual men in Iran.Clicking through to the amazon link I was suprised to see the term "Queer studies" used, it seems, on the back cover.
Pak Karamu reading your blog
hmmm, my parents who went to school and lived in the north for quite a bit have told me about this, but my friends from the north that are around my age have denied the existence of these men, I wonder if it might be dying out
i wonder if the author explored the origin of the term 'yan daudu', which literally translates 'those of (or those like?) David' - (the hausa version of David is Dauda).various commentators have mooted the notion that the deep brotherly bond between david and jonathan as recorded in the old testament, went beyond 'just friends'.
"various commentators have mooted the notion that the deep brotherly bond between david and jonathan as recorded in the old testament, went beyond 'just friends'."Do you have any idea what God would have done to them if they went beyond "just friends" (Go read about Sodom and Gomorrah) for hints.
Anon @ 4AM:You mis understand.It's really irrelevant what the nature of David and Jonathan's relationship actually was. What matters is what people may have thought it was.My interest is in the etymology of the phrase 'Yan Dauda'.
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