Littafin Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa “Shaihu Umar” Akan Bauta

Alhaji (Sir) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ya kasance shugaban gwamnatin Najeriya daya tilo da ya rubuta kuma ya buga labari (novel) game da bauta a Afrika, Shaihu Umar: “A Novel About Slavery in Africa”.

Tun yana matashi, Tafawa Balewa bai taba sha’awar siyasa ba. Yaso ya zama malami kuma marubuci. A shekarar 1933, yana da shekaru 20 a duniya, littafin littafin shi, Shaihu Umar, wanda aka rubuta da harshen Hausa, yazo na uku a gasar adabi da sashen ilimin mulkin mallaka ya shirya a Zariya.

Littafin novella bildungsroman ne wanda yayi daidai da tafiyar Shaihu Umar a cikin ayarin masu bautar da ke cikin hamadar sahara tare da tafiyar mutum ta rayuwa, tun daga haihuwa, aure, renon yara har zuwa mutuwa.

Wannan littafin novella mai shafuka 144 (babban aikin adabin marubucin kuma wanda ya shahara a Arewacin Najeriya) an fara buga shi ne a shekarar 1955 a cikin harshen Hausa, sannan aka fassara shi kuma aka buga shi da Turanci a shekarar 1967, shekara guda bayan da aka kashe shi a juyin mulkin farko na soja a Najeriya.