TUNA BAYA SHINE ROKO Complete Document Written By Sumayya Abdulkadir


Title: “Harmony in Kalwa: The Tale of Mai Kalwa and His Family”

In the quaint village of Karaye, Mai Kalwa, formally known as Mallam Mamman, was renowned for his kalwa business, a legacy passed down from generations. Despite being labeled a humble man, Mai Kalwa’s integrity and lack of greed earned him respect from the entire community.

Mai Kalwa’s wife, Indo, a mother of three sons – Auwalu, Sani, and Salisu – played a pivotal role in maintaining the dignity of their household. After Salisu’s birth, Indo did not have more children, leading Mai Kalwa to marry Lami. Lami, despite being from a prominent family, embraced her role and contributed to the family, giving birth to Rabi’u and Atika.

The family dynamic was harmonious, with mutual respect between Mai Kalwa and Indo. Even when Mai Kalwa expressed the desire to remarry, Indo supported him wholeheartedly, fostering a deep understanding between them and their children.

Lami, however, refrained from involving herself in marital disputes and rumors, allowing the family to thrive. The attempt to disrupt Mai Kalwa’s marriage with Saudatu, Liman’s daughter, proved futile, as Saudatu became an integral part of their household, giving birth to a child named ‘Atine.’

Their home, the most modest in the village, housed the daily life of the family. From Auwal’s room, filled with books and bags of kalwa, to the wide courtyard under a dalbejiya tree where family gatherings took place, every aspect of the house told a unique story.

Indo’s meticulous care for Atika, Lami’s acceptance of her role, and the religious influence from Saudatu, who hailed from a knowledgeable background, created a harmonious environment. The women of the household, including Indo and Saudatu, engaged in nightly religious activities, fostering a sense of unity and respect.

Atine, born into this unique family, cherished her relationship with her Aunt Lami. The absence of rivalry, jealousy, or beauty comparisons between the women set the tone for a loving and respectful atmosphere.

In the end, the story is a testament to the strength of family bonds, mutual respect, and the harmonious coexistence of diverse individuals within the framework of a small village in Karaye.

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