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Umar Yandaki

B.A (Hons) History, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria


Umar Yandaki is a doctoral student in the Department of History. He earned his Bachelor in History at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (Nigeria). He is interested in historical memory and the politics of erasures in the history of Hausaland, Northern Nigeria. Yandaki is a winner of the 2023 grants competition for writers, researchers and activists jointly organized by the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) Abuja and the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria). He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in journals and books on themes ranging from historiography to gender history, medical history, financial history and security studies.