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.