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DPhil Student Produces Film on Qur'anic Students in Kano, Nigeria
Hannah Höchner, a DPhil candidate at QEH, is researching the Almajirai and has produced a film with and about Almajirai as part of her fieldwork in Kano/Nigeria in 2011, together with the Goethe-Institut Kano.
The Almajirai are boys and young men from primary school age to their early twenties who have come to the cities and villages in Northern Nigeria to study the Holy Qur’an. They don’t stay with their parents, most of whom reside in rural areas, but live with their Qur’anic teacher (Malam).