From illiterate child bride to famous Nigerian novelist

Some stories are mindboggling. At the tender age of 12 years Balaraba was given away in marriage to a man in his 40’s. Over a year later she was given back to her father. This was an early experience, but it did not deter her in future life. 

She became the first female writer in Hausa whose books were translated into English. Read more about her life


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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