Photographs taken by Beverly Mack in Sierra Leone and of the Hausa people in Kano, Nigeria. The photographs document the cultures of northern Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including the Hausa people. Locations include Fourah Bay College in Freetown and Port Loko, Sierra Leone, and Kana and Zaria, Nigeria. Africans are shown buying and selling in markets, holding an Islamic celebration at the palace in Kano and riding horses.
Architecture shown includes exteriors and interiors of buildings such as houses and Islamic structures, as well as street scenes.
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Earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught Hausa at Yale University, African history at Georgetown University and African/Afro-American literature at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. It was at Kano where she had lived for three years doing fieldwork.
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