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Rahma Abdul Majid

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Rahma Sherif Abdul Majid was born in 1980 in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria, to an Arab father and Hausa Fulani mother. She began her Qur’anic studies in her father’s compound and enrolled in conventional primary school at the age of nine. She earned her diploma in Shari’a law in 2001. She proceeded to the famous Al-azhar University in Cairo for her undergraduate degree studies where she obtained a BA (Honors) degree in history and world studies. She began writing in 1996 and has published over twenty books. She is involved with many NGO and sensitization groups and is currently the president of Mace Mutum, an umbrella body of Hausa women writers in Nigeria. 

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