The longlist for the Aminiya-Trust Short Story Writing Contest 2020 was announced today, October 9, 2020.
The Aminiya-Trust short story writing contest was founded to provide a space for stories in Hausa language an outlet where they can be spread and enjoyed by a wider audience. The theme of the 2020 short story writing contest, Democracy and political development in Nigeria, aims at exposing the tribulations faced by Nigerians within the realm of politics and democracy. The competition is supported by an alliance of Aminiya-Trust, Gandun Kalmomi, and Open Arts Development Foundation.
From the 268 submissions, the 20 writers longlisted for the maiden Aminiya-Trust Hausa Short Story Writing Competition are;
- Mubarak Idris Abubakar , Tufka da warwara
- Nasiru kainuwa Hadejiya, Tsalle daya
- Maryam Umar sakkwato, Kazar kwanci
- Faridat Hussain Mshellia (Mrs Agwash), Zabin Allah
- Yaseer Kallah, Komai Nisan Dare…
- Mujaheed Amin lilo, Qawalwalniya
- Ismail Gambo, Ci Ga Rashi
- Sadiq Tijjani inuwa, Romon Baka
- Salim yunusa, Tsaka Mai Wuya
- Basira Sabo Nadabo, Baki Guba Ne
- Hajara Ahmad Hussaini, Igiyar Linkaya
- Ubaidah Usman , Ranar kin Dillanci
- Rufaida Umar Ibrahim, Dimokuraɗiyyar Talaka
- Aisha B Nasir, Labarin Asiya Da Sulaiman
- Mustapha sufyanu jikan malam, Hassada Ga Mai Rabo
- Rufai Abubakar Adam, Kotun Allah Ya Isa!
- Yakubu Saidu (bn Saeed), Fan ,Tava Sama
- Habib Galadanchi PhD, Baban Najeriya
- Saifullahi Lawal Imam, Rana Daya
- Habib Sani Yahya, Yanayi
The finalists will be edited and published into a collection in November 2020 and the results of the contest will be released in December 2020.
The next stage of the judging process will produce the 15 finalists for the competition by a group of 3 final judges who will select the 3 final winners. An award ceremony, which will double as the book launch will be held on 2nd January 2021 in Kaduna where the prize money and certificates will be issued.