Ibrahim Shehu[1]&Prof. Dr. Ashraf El- Azzazi





Yusufu Ladan is a celebrated Hausa playwright whose contributions are enormous in maintaining Hausa identity through the vehicle of several plays he penned. The plays include Zaman DuniyaIyawa Ne, Basafce, GundumiFasaKwanya, SarkinKarfi and Zangayi. This paper sets to examine some of his works with a view to trace his contributions in maintaining Hausa identity in the areas of language, literature and culture.