AFRICAN MISSIONS, EDUCATION AND THE ROAD TO INDEPENDNCE:
The SUM in Nigeria, The Cameroons, Chad, Sudan and other African Territories
Part 5: Publications in Hausa
This part contains all the publications printed by the SUM in Hausa for use in the mission stations in Northern Nigeria. They consist of books, pamphlets and beginners books all written in the Hausa language, notes on the Hausa language and literature and descriptions of the Hausa tribes.
J Lowry Maxwell spent 30 years in Africa until ill health forced his return to Britain in 1934. He showed a great appreciation of African culture and was an accomplished linguist. He spent much of his time amongst the Hausa speaking population of Northern Nigeria, writing a handbook for students of the language and translating hymns into Hausa. He became the mission’s Hausa teacher and taught both missionaries and government officials.