Yar'fari is a novel by A'aisha Abdulkareem. It tells the story of a Northern Nigerian girl, Teni whose dreams of an education and career life are met with hostility from her grandparents and society at large. They want her to get married, be submissive and carry out only domestic functions. But Teni is defiant and endures everything life throws her way. It is a story of the girl child, of Northern Nigeria, of the less-spoken throes of marriage, of determination.