Monday, October 22, 2012

"Sin Is a Puppy" now available in print and eBook formats

Balaraba Ramat Yakubu's 1990 novel Alhaki Kuykuyo Ne..., one of the early bestsellers from northern Nigeria's Hausa-language soyayya pop fiction genre, is now available in English translation from Blaft Publications. You can read the first chapter here.

Order from our website for free shipping within India & low shipping prices for the rest of the world. Or, you can buy the eBook in EPUB or Kindle formats.

We think you'll enjoy it!

For those interested in knowing more about Hausa culture and Hausa literature, we point you to Abdalla Uba Adamu of the University of Kano, who helped us with this project in a huge way. He maintains this YouTube channel, The Foundation for Hausa Performing Arts, where you can find some excellent video of Hausa traditional music performances. You can also read his blog posts (from a few years ago) for some background on Hausa literature and the struggles between authors and censors.

There's also Carmen McCain, an American living in Kano who blogs about Hausa films and popular culture.



  1. My book review here: