Novels

Sweet Sixteen

The book "Sweet Sixteen" explores a unique father-daughter relationship between a 16-year-old girl and her father. The book narrates how Mr. Bello guides his daughter (Aliya) from childhood through adolescence, then puberty and also prepares her for adulthood. The book borders on so many aspects of the life of a young adult. These include sex education, dating, stereotype, social skills, making right decisions and self esteem.


The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli

Khadijat Abubakar Jalli’s "The life changer" explores several narratives of life on campus. The text uses the voice of Ummi to narrate various campus challenges. The narration follows the adventures of Salma and her roommates in the university as they journey through social and academic upheaval. The life changer explicitly cuts across the changes that follow a person’s life in the university. The university is known to be a mystery to people who have never experienced it. This text shows the need for parental guidance and counselling in a new world where freedom is tied to many complexities such as temptation, lies, distrust, betrayal, bad association, crime, bribery and corruption, abuse of social media etc.