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(126): Re: New Horizon: Dadin Kowa and the Restorative Representation of the "Other" in Nigerian Films

By Abubakar Isah BabaThe article named above was written by Muhsin Ibrahim, and published in the 2019/2020 edition of KAKAKI: Journal of English and Literary Studies; (11) 81 - 98.The first time I watched the drama Dadin KowaI felt at ease, for it is highly natural, exciting and yet unusual. The soap opera displays the quintessence of Hausa cultural mores; the fictional town of Dadin Kowa reveales the typical, densely populated urban area, mainly crowded with dirty, run-down housing, poverty and social disarray of the Hausa people.Thereyouwatchactorsasifinreality,minglewiththestrayofgoats,sheepand chickens. All these are what make the soap opera attractive for it brings the truth before oureyes.
Dadin Kowais enriched with compelling and relevant topics that are within the present condition of its setting, such as insurgency, drug abuse, domestic violence, Almajirci, girl-child education, to name but a few. This is, perhaps, what diverts the people from watching the boring films of Kann…