Kano: First Impressions

It was a sunny Friday when I touched the ground in Kano. It happened to be my first trip there, after many weeks of dreaming about doing just that. I was riding in a friend’s car and at some point, we drove onto a major Mosque road to find that we were intruding on the day’s essential prayer that is called at 1.30 p.m. Faithfuls, attired in the usual Hausa dressing, trekked briskly towards the holy place. In the distance, I sighted four minarets…

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