We’re proud to present today another NTM premiere: for the first time, we’re featuring new translations from the Hausa language, sent to us by the gracious poet and translator Laura M. Kaminski (Halima Ayuba). Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo. We hope you enjoy these fresh new voices as much as we did.
We’d love to hear from you! Please share widely and celebrate international literature with us during September, the National Translation Month, and always. The world lies open—take time to explore it.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman