Keep your seat!

Malam Abdullahi’s wives are eating with their friends, Mai Jidda and Hajiya Hafsat. They have just laughed a Mai Jidda for commiting “santi” when Maryam, the senior wife or “uwargida” notices Laila standing and eating.

Laila’s mistake

What is Maryam saying to Laila?

Why do Hausas insist on being seated while eating?

Someone who eats while standing or, worse, while walking, is is said to be “eating with the devil”.

Are there any things in our culture which you should not do while eating?

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