Bature Tanimu Gagare: Hausa Social Activist and Writer

Stanisław Piłaszewicz


Bature Tanimu Gagare became famous as an ardent critic of Nigerian social and political life. Due to his public engagement and unusual activities he was given various nicknames and epithets. Some people saw in him an able writer, others considered him as an adventurer. In this article an attempt has been made to present the profile of the author and to discuss his only novel K'arshen Alewa K'asa; its genesis, content and the message.

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