Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2019)
Roles of Hausa proverbs in peace keeping and conflict resolution
Author(s): Dr. Musa Shehu, Dr. Isah Abdullahi Muhammad
Abstract: Conflict is part and parcel of human creation. Man is composed amidst disputes, altercations and misunderstanding, for, the whole history of the progress of mankind has been born on earnest recurrent problems and more importantly, conflict. Such is the reason that compelled one to reiterates time and again that conflict is wrapped round human neuron which reel like sine qua non. Concretizing, however, conflict is like an onion...having divergent wings and thus need dichotomous angles of prevention and or resolution. Be that as it may, proverb served as the precaution and oftentimes, panacea to conflict especially in the Hausaland. Therefore, this writeup surmises that since conflict are found at every stage of life; Hausa proverbs drastically surged forward certain resolutions. The paper conjectures into the concept of conflict and conflict resolution, the role of Hausa proverbs in curbing the conflict among the Hausa people.