Aliyu Mustapha Lawal is appointed as a Lecturer in the African Languages and Translation program. He received his MA degree in Arabic literature and criticism from Al Azhar University in 2021. He served as Hausa lecturer at the faculty of African postgraduate studies in Cairo University from 2014-2021. He is an author of several publications in Arabic poetry, Hausa language and translation. Aliyu also worked as translator, news editor, and broadcaster at National Media Authority, Maspero, Egypt between 2020 - 2021. He is a poet and has participated in several competitions and festivals of Arabic poetry including “The Competition of Prince of Poet” in Abu Dhabi 2021, “Sharjah Poetic Festival” in Sharjah 2019, and “Luxor Poetic Festival” in Egypt 2016.
Lawal’s research interest is concentrated on language and literature.