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.
Her first novel An Abundance Of Scorpions was published by Ouida books.  She is currently working on her second novel.