Halima Aliyu is a writer, lawyer and editor based in Nigeria. In 2005, she published a children story titled One Little Trick, One Painful Death. Her collection of short stories, Fire on the Tip of Ice was shortlisted for the ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for Short Story. In 2015, she was a writer-in-residence at the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency and was awarded the Marine Platforms Award for her writing. Her works have appeared in Expound Magazine, Praxis Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques, Africanwriter and other places. In her spare time, Halima mentors kids on Creative Writing at the Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation.
Deborah Oluniran is studying Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling in the University of Port Harcourt. Her works have appeared in Afridiaspora, Praxis Magazine, Love Stories from Africa, etc. Her story, The last Man Standing made the shortlist for the AMAB-HBF flash fiction, 2017. She participated in the Purple Hisbicus Trust Creative Writing Workshop and the YELF Creative Writing Workshop in 2018. Deborah is very interested in the workings of the human mind, ice cream, love, God and writing, in no particular order.
Bello Abdullahi is 22 years old, studying Human Anatomy at ABU Zaria. Bello believes poetry to be his safe space because it allows him express himself in ways he never would have. He is inspired by poets like Rumi, Sylvia Plath, Kahlil Gibran, Boona Mohammed, and Longfellow. Bello’s personal mantra is: Words have power. I would use this power vested in me to change the world.
Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu
Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu is a poet and occasional prose writer. Her works have appeared in Ake Review, After the Pause Journal, Eunoia Review, Brittle Paper, Afridiaspora, The Bitter Oleander, and elsewhere. She’s currently pursuing a law degree, and writes from Minna. Hauwa is obsessed with hands, and believes there’s something about sand that the world is yet to discover.
Opeyemi Rasak-Oyadiran is a law student, editor, and writer. Her works have been published on online platforms such as Expound, Nantygreens, Praxis Magazine and the SankofaMag chapbook. She is also an alumni of the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop. Opeyemi lives and writes in Abeokuta.
Habiba Malumfashi studies Agriculture at Ahmad Bello University Zaria. She writes predominantly in English and enjoys translating works from Hausa for fun. She writes poetry, reviews and dabbles in spoken word performances. Her work is on Brittle Paper. She enjoys Speculative Fiction, Afro-Mysticism, and Creative Non-Fiction. Habiba believes in personal expression and individualism. She hopes to one day take a world tour and visit every place she has read about.