Hajara Hussaini Ashara

Hajara Hussaini Ashara hails from the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. A graduate of Law from ABU, Zaria, Nigeria, and one time Chairperson of the Creative Writer’s Club. She is very keen about the art of storytelling and the all-round aesthetics of literature, especially prose in its varied forms. Hajara is a 2016 Saraba Manuscript Prize short-listee.

Call Me an Infidel

Photograph by Ladan Osman

You had never paid attention to your wife’s writing. You knew it wasn’t bad but you also knew she was too brilliant for you to question why she was so celebrated. All this would change after …

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