Since 2011, we have been working with deaf people in Kano State to compile thematically arranged dictionaries of their language, i.e. Hausa Sign Language (or maganar hannu).

In the workshops we have held over the past years to prepare these books, deaf people and artists got together and discussed which signs should be included and then drew them. So far, nine books have been published.

These books can be used to teach deaf people to read and write Hausa. The books are not for sale, but are donated free of charge. They are distributed at schools and classes for deaf children, both government-owned and private, at Yaki da Jahilci-classes (literally: “war against ignorance/literacy”) for deaf adults, and at deaf associations in Northern Nigeria.