‘The Story Comes With Its Own Style’ Sada Malumfashi’s First Draft

Essayist and author of ‘Zata Iya: A History of Hausa Feminist Writings’, Sada Malumfashi, has always wondered ‘how different and more diverse the stories of first-generation Hausa novels would have been if women also participated in the writing process.’ Our questions are italicized. What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? I grew up surrounded by Hausa literature. I learnt to read in Hausa before I knew how to read in English. My bedtime stories were tales

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