Zaynab Alkali: Writers should guide Nigeria on morality - Top female professor

Zaynab Alkali: Writers should guide Nigeria on morality - Top female professor

- Nigerian writers have been called upon to beam the light of hope for citizens in the country in terms of moral values

- The call was made by Professor Zaynab Alkali, a topmost female novelist from the northern region of the country

- Alkali said that through their creative works, writers in Nigeria should see that they uphold moral uprightness

Foremost female novelist, Professor Zaynab Alkali, has made a clarion call on Nigerian writers to do their utmost in bringing back the moral uprightness in the country through literary works.

Speaking at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA, Alkali, on Sunday, November 3, said that a writer should uphold the nobility of the soul by encouraging moral integrity and rejecting societal vices.

As the first Nigerian woman novelist from the northern region, Alkali said that a writer has the responsibility of propagating virtues and rectitude in society.

Meanwhile, Professor Ernest N. Emenyonu, delivering a lecture at the same institution, alleged that the Nigerian government is not friendly with writers, hence the low recognition accorded them.

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Emenyonu lamented that creative writers in the country have been relegated to the background, a situation which he described as unfortunate.

In an earlier post, Legit.ng reported that the 2019 BBC Hausa Short Story Writing Competition was won by Safiyya Ahmad, a 23-year-old from Zaria, Kaduna state.

Safiyya beat 25 other competitors and claimed the $2000 (N723,000) prize money, with her story titled Maraici.

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