Praxis Magazine holds Hangout in Kano, unveils new platform for Hausa Literature.

The Praxis Magazine Online hangout, themed around mental health had a record attendance that provided a space and voice to issues of mental health in our communities.

The Guest Speaker, Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim Gudaji, whose vast knowledge on psychiatry and drug abuse, enabled him provide a better understanding of mental illnesses from a medical perspective, discussed depression, suicide, post-partum depression and misconceptions like the attribution of mental illnesses to lack of spirituality. He also spoke about the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, and its’ vigorous fight towards demystifying mental illnesses. He urged everyone to treat people with mental health challenges as they would any human, and to help reduce the stigma placed around seeking help for mental illnesses.
The hangout which held between 2pm to 5pm Nigerian time, at the American Space, Murtala Muhammad Library, Ahmadu Bello way, Nasarawa, Kano, drew the likes of Hajiya Balaraba Ramat (Writer/ Film Producer) ANA Kanos’ Mall. Zaharaddeen Kallah, Dr. Maryam Ali Ali of Virtual Authors and, the winner of this years’ Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Essay Competition, Mujahyd Ameen Lilo, amongst others.
At the closing remark, Dr. Ismael Bala, who represented Praxis Magazine Onlines’ Tee Jay Dan, announced the new addition to the Praxis family. will be Praxis home for all things Hausa Art.
"I believe with no doubt that the time is ripe for us to have a platform specially dedicated to the production of quality literature in Hausa language. This is why we are starting Gatanan Gatanan Ku, a subsidiary of Praxis Magazine (one of the fastest growing digital platform for arts and literature on the continent).This is something I have dreamed about doing for a long time and I FEEL this is the right time to make it happen" Tee Jay Dan.
It is set to publish prose, poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction written in Hausa. It will also publish texts translated into Hausa. In future, it hopes to follow that with podcasts, script writing and films.