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Jangare: Haj Ali Glimpses the Mythical City of Spirits

Jangare: Haj Ali Glimpses the Mythical City of Spirits (Hausa/Niger, Nigeria)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Mythology

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...by a king, and he is surrounded by a royal court. There are twelve houses in Jangare, each headed by a super-natural spirit, iskoki: Sarkin Sulemanu, Sarkin Aljan Biddarene, Malam Alhaji, Kuturu, Sarkin Filani, Sarkin Aljan Zurkalene, Sarkin Aljan Shekaratafe, Mai Dawa, Sarkin Arna, Sarkin Gwari, Barkono, Batoyi. Jangare is said to be in the Red Country, between Aghat and Asben. No living person has ever seen this city close, but all travelers know of its whereabouts and, should anyone enter it, he will never be heard of again. One day, Haj Ali, while going...