Book Review: Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirates: The Early Years, By …

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Bukar Usman, retired civil servant, history, language and folklore buff, has already established himself as an intellectual and a prolific writer of note with the dozens of books he has written over the last two decades.

As someone who has decided to dig into his roots and project the history and values of his people, starting the Biu Emirate Studies Series affords him the platform to document the rich history of his native Biu and that emirate’s journey to find itself.

The first in this series, Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirate comes across as something that Dr. Usman is really passionate about. The amount of research that has gone into producing this book and the quality of the finishing (and these have become Dr. Usman’s trademark, I dare say) have made this an outstanding work already.

When one buckles down to the content, an interesting parallel emerges. Biu, as we know, is in Borno State, the heartland of Boko Haram ravaged territory where the terror group has attacked schools, massacred schoolboys and abducted and held for months hundreds of schoolgirls.

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