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Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio, a nineteenth-century Muslim student, lived within the area referred to now as northern Nigeria and used to be an eyewitness to battles of the most important of the West-African jihads of the period. The training and behavior of the jihad give you the issues for Nana Asma'u's poetry. Her paintings additionally contains treatises on background, legislation, mysticism, theology, and politics, and was once seriously inspired by way of the Arabic poetic culture.
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Via analysing historical and classical Arabic literature, together with the Qur'an, from in the Arabic literary culture, this e-book offers an unique interpretation of poetics, and of different vital facets of Arab tradition. historic Arabic literature is a realm of poetry; prose literary kinds emerged quite past due, or even then remained within the shadow of poetic inventive efforts.
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H E A D L IN E M A K E RS of the bill, Edelman concentrated her efforts on teen pregnancy, which, she argues, plays a major role in the perpetuation of poverty. By stressing pregnancy prevention, the organization was able to avoid the sensitive issue of abortion. In the early 2000s, the CDF continued to sponsor annual conferences on pregnancy prevention that open dialogue between adolescents, social workers, and community and church leaders. Under Edelman’s leadership, the CDF ballooned in size.
Aside from public appearances, she continued to teach and publish academic work. Between 1979 and 1991, she held a faculty position at San Francisco State University. In 1992, she moved to a job at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She retired in 2008, but she continues to speak out for racial and gender equality and the reform of the prison system. H E A D L IN E M A K E RS H ........................................................ MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN (1939– ) Longtime civil rights activist Marian Wright Edelman is one of the leading advocates for children’s rights in America.
His family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, while he was still a young child. His father had obtained a job in a railway dining car running between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Eventually Cleaver’s family moved to the mostly African American Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Watts neighborhood would, in 1965, become the site of what was then the most brutal race riot ever seen in America. ) Activism and Reform ........................................................ H E A D L IN E M A K E RS Cleaver was first imprisoned in 1950 at the age of twelve when he was placed in a reform school after stealing a bicycle.