Ibrahim Malumfashi was born in 1962 in Malumfashi, Katsina State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in Hausa studies in 1999. He is currently a professor of Hausa literary history at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, now on Secondment to Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. He has taught and researched extensively in the field of translation, Hausa fiction, drama, and literary history, and is one of the leading authorities on Hausa women writers in Nigeria. He has published books and several articles and chapters in many journals. He was a fellow (2007) and is now a member of the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London.