ABOUT THE AUTHOR
About Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian writer and journalist. His debut short story collection The Whispering Trees (Parresia Publishers, 2012) was long-listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014. The title story was shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013. Ibrahim has won the BBC African Performance Prize and the Amatu Braide Prize for Prose. He is a Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow (2013) and a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015). He was listed by the Hay Festival in the Africa39 list of the most promising sub-Sahara African writers under the age of 40. He judged the Writivism Short Story Prize in 2014 and was a judge for the Short Story Day Africa Prize and the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize in 2015. His debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms won the NLNG Prize for Literature 2016.
When we took this photo 2 yrs ago in NY, with Binyavanga still recovering from his stroke, his speech was slurred and he wasn't his usual bustly self, but you could see he was trying. Sad to lose such a phenomenal person. This photo, already special, takes on another significance https://t.co/Yx6pQmqWfS