“Sakar Zare” by Safiyya Mukhtar Garba is a beautifully written Hausa novel that depicts the struggles and triumphs of a young girl. The novel is set in a rural village in Northern Nigeria, where she grows up with her parents and siblings.

Despite the challenges she faces, she remains determined to pursue her passion and support her family. She seeks the help of her community, who rally around her and provide her with the support she needs to start her own life.

The novel is rich in Hausa culture and tradition, and Safiyya Mukhtar Garba skillfully weaves in elements of social commentary, highlighting issues such as gender inequality and poverty in rural communities.


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