All Files

  Free Adobe Reader You may download and use Adobe Reader to read the digital eBooks. It's simple to use and it's free! Adobe Reader
  To Download eBook Click or Right Click on Download and choose 'Save Target As'!

Viewing: Ruwan Bagaja - The Water of Cure

Ruwan Bagaja - The Water of Cure 6472 Downloads

Ruwan Bagaja - The Water of Cure Ruwan Bagaja - The Water of Cure
Published By: NNPC
Date Published: 1971

This book is one of the first Hausa books to be written in the North for people to read and enjoy. It was written by Alhaji Abubakar Imam in the year 1934, when he was a teacher in the Katsina Middle School. He was then twenty-two years of age.

It is the first book that he wrote, and it brought him to the notice of the Government. Since this book he has written nearly twenty others in Hausa, between the years 1934 and 1970, and nearly all the Hausa books now in use in primary schools are from his pen, or written jointly by him and another person.

If the Hausa language could talk, it would say, ` Alhaji Abubakar Imam, may God reward you, for you have made me something to be read and admired like any other language in the world.'

Imam of Zaria Government College

The publishers felt that it was worth while turning Ruwan Bagaja, along with three other well-known Hausa novels, into a graded English reading series so that a new generation of children both in upper primary and junior secondary classes could learn English through the medium of these well-known tales.

The words and structural patterns are controlled at each stage and present a graded progression towards a 2,000 word vocabulary and coverage of all fundamental tenses, verb-patterns, adverbial and adjectival sequences, and clause construction. The vocabulary and structural items covered by this series have been selected and graded to fit in with up-to-date English course-books used throughout the world. Ruwan Bagaja (Stage 4) is written within a vocabulary of 1,400 words, with structures restrictedto an appropriate level.

Words new to each stage are set at the foot of the page where they first appear. The intake of these words is controlled in such a way that not more than six new words appear for the first time on any cne page. Words that are beyond the reader-stage but are made essential by the topic of the text are kept to a minimum and listed under ` topic words' at the end of the book. The sentence and/or utterance progresses in length and complexity over the series.

Date: 10/11/2004 Filesize: 1535KB

File Toolbox


mun gode da kuka bude wannan shafin

Posted By: dalhatu on 17/02/2005 at 8:29:33

Malam Abubakar Imam was the greatest man in the whole history of Hausaland.
Read his biography to learn how politicians should behave.
Being the editor of the then only famous nnewspaper in the north (Gaskiya), he could easily create a public opinion on any isssue. If not his sincerity, i think nothing would have stopped him from becoming the 1st Nigerian leader, yet this man with full support and respect of all Hausa speaking people left politics simply becouse he respected opinion of his electorate and he stands by his position. To his credit: Government involment in Muslim pilgrims affairs and by extention in christian pilgrims affairs.
No doubt, Abubakar Imam is the most famous Hausa Writer. Anyone who read his books (Ruwan bagaja, Magana jari ce, Tarihin annabi, Tafiya mabudin ilmi etc) will never argue about their total meaningfullness and the talent of the author. Most of these books are now translated into many languages.
Whether Imam used his ideas to write his books or copied/translated from somewhere, he was a genius. He wrote Ruwan bagaja in 1933 when he was just 22!!!!!!!, by then there was'nt any writings in hausa language per se.

May his soul rest in pperfect peace ameen.

Posted By: Abba Hamza on 06/07/2005 at 15:40:22