An interview with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms has just been published in Nigeria by Parresia Publishers and is scheduled for a UK release in June, 2016 by Cassava Republic. It follows on the success of his short story collection, The Whispering Trees published in 2012, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Prose and is a recommended text in ten Nigerian Universities.
Besides being awarded the 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship and the 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Abubakar is listed in the Hay Festival Africa39 list of the most promising Sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40. He also won the BBC African Performance Playwriting competition prize in 2007. Abubakar has been a judge for the 2014 Writivism Short Story competition as well as the 2015 Short Story Day Africa Prize and the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize.
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