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Genre(s): Prose (Fiction)

  • BBC African Performance Prize
  • Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015)
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow (2013)
  • Africa39 Laureate
  • ANA Plateau/Amatu Braide Prize for Prose
  • Long-list Etisalat Prize for Literature (2014) for ‘The Whispering Trees’
  • Shortlist Caine Prize for African Writing for ‘The Whispering Trees’


Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian writer and journalist. He holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of Jos. Abukakar is a classic Northern Nigerian English novelist and author of the endorsed and much-admired short story collection, The Whispering Trees, which was published by Paressia in 2012.
Born in Jos, Abubakar has dabbled into poetry and plays but is more at home with prose, where he likes to explore characters and plots.
His debut short story collection The Whispering Trees was long-listed for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Ibrahim has won the BBC African Performance Prize and the ANA Plateau/Amatu Braide Prize for Prose. He is a Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow (2013), a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015) and was included in the Africa39 anthology of the most promising sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40. He was a mentor on the 2013 Writivism programme and judged the Writivism Short Story Prize in 2014. His first novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms, was published in 2015 by Parrésia Publishers in Nigeria and by Cassava Republic Press in the UK in 2016.
His published works include “Painted Love” in Valentine’s Day Anthology 2015 (Ankara Press, 2015), The Whispering Trees (Parresia Publishers, 2012), “Lily in the Moonlight” in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories (New Internationalist, 2014), “Echoes of Mirth” in Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara (Bloomsbury, 2014), “The Sunbird with a Broken Wing” (Cecile’s Writers Magazine, 2014), “Night Calls” in Daughters of Eve and Other New Short Stories from Nigeria (CCC Press, 2010) and “Season of Crimson Blossoms” (Parrésia Publishers and Cassava Republic Press, 2015).
Abubakar is presently the Arts Editor of the Daily Trust newspaper and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.

Twitter: @moonchild509
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