Friday, November 16, 2012

The Kannywood-Bollywood Connection

For those you who've read Balaraba Ramat Yakubu's Sin Is a Puppy That Follows You Home and are curious about the Hausa - Indian movie connection, Abdalla Uba Adamu of Bayero University has sent us some very cool scans of Nigerian/Bollywood movie posters. Check it out:

And here's the poster for the first Indian movie ever dubbed in Hausa, starring none other than namma ooru Superstar! Natch.

Also, a quick note: I made a rather large goof in the Publisher's Note to Sin Is a Puppy. I claimed that "to the best of our knowledge", it was the first Hausa novel ever translated into English. The best of our knowledge, it turns out, was not very good. Carmen McCain points out in a review of the novel in a Nigerian paper that there have been older novels that have appeared in well-known translations, and even one soyayya novel published in Nigeria. She has helpfully revised our boast to "the first international publication in translation of a contemporary Hausa novel". We'll have to wait for the next print run to fix that. Woops.

1 comment:

  1. kul,bt we wnt our hausa artis 2 join hand wit indian firms