Woman Crush Wednesday: Prof. Asabe Kabir

by Duchess Magazine

Asabe Kabir is a professor of Oral and African Literature in the Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. She has developed herself into a formidable force in the African literary landscape.

Between April 2010 until April 2014, she oversaw the Modern European Languages and Linguistics Department and the English Unit at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto. As of right now, she is the dean of the FUBK Arts Faculty.

Asabe’s areas of interest in research include oral literature and folklore, African literature, popular culture (particularly film studies and Hausa popular fiction), creative writing, and women’s studies.

Between 2016-2019, she served as a judge for the NLNG literary prize. She has also participated in the UBA annual essay competition’s judging panel since 2013. The author of the novel Destinies of Life, Studies in Hausa Folklore: A Selective Appraisal, and the book Destinies of Life are notable academic associations that Asabe belongs to.

This academic attitude is clearly embodied by Prof. Asabe, who continues to raise her profile through this and other positive contributions to academia.

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Asabe was announced by the President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), Prof Duro Oni as a recipient of the Fellow of the NAL award, a selection he described as “a robust review process”.

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