“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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