WOMEN WITHOUT BORDERS
By Aliyu Kamal
Women Without Borders is a story of Women like Jinjin and Indo live beyond borders. Proverbially, they go beyond the farm broadcasting seeds. At best, they compete with us men for greatness; at worse, they plot for us men to fail and suffer woefully for it.”
Thus spoke Malam Alti Kawu, the father-in-law of Maje Auta, Revenue Officer and the protagonist of Women Without Borders.
Having met fashion designer, Jinjin Abuja, and become helplessly enamoured of her, Maje falters on the narrow but straight path only to learn in the end of the young woman's infection with the HIV/AIDS virus.
Women Without Borders examines Hausa women's strict adherence to dispensable aspects of their culture, which infringes on the rights of men, rather than religious precepts, which neutralize the opposition between the sexes.
The cover shows a detail from New Life by Ibrahim Badamasi taken from the collection of the Author.