JUST IN: Safiyya Ahmed Wins 2019 BBC Hausa Women’s Writing Competition

Safiyya Ahmed wins BBC Hausa’s women’s writing competition for 2019

“Maraici”(Orphanhood) by Safiyya Ahmad has won the 2019 BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

“Maraici”  is the story of Karima, a girl who, abandoned as an infant, grows up in an orphanage and is adopted by Hajiya Babba, a benefactor that puts her through primary and secondary education and then marries her off – but the marriage ends in dissolution and she is rejected by her benefactor.

The first runner up story in the competition is Jamila Abdullahi Rijiyar Lemo’s “Ba A Yi Komai Ba” (Nothing New) while the second runner up is “A Juri Zwa Rafi” by Jamila Babayo.

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