AN ABUNDANCE OF SCORPIONS
Following a horrific tragedy, Tambaya leaves Kano for Accra to live with her brother, Aminu. Sadly, her dream of a new beginning is dashed when she can no longer endure the indignity she suffers at the hands of her brother’s new wife.
Tambaya returns to northern Nigeria and soon finds work as a matron in an orphanage, under the watchful eye of the ruthless Miss Scholastica. Just when she begins to settle into her new life, an unexpected visit threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard to build. Tambaya faces moral dilemmas on all sides, but she must stop her life from unravelling once again.
Vulnerable, and surrounded by malice, corruption and greed, Tambaya struggles to shape her destiny. An Abundance of Scorpions charts one woman’s journey through grief and uncertainty to a road that leads to self-discovery, redemption and love.
Hadiza Isma El-Rufai’s writes poetry and short stories. She has an MSc in Architecture and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, UK.
She is the founder of Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation, a charitable organization, whose primary goal is to awaken and nurture children’s talent in fine art, drama and creative writing. Although she was born in Kano, Hadiza was raised in Kaduna, where she now lives with her husband and children.
Life After Death is her first novel. She is currently working on her second novel.