Abubakar Adam IbrahimNigeriaWriting2015
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was born in Jos, Nigeria and grew up wanting to tell stories by any means possible, including self-drawn comics. Eventually he started writing and published his debut short story collection, The Whispering Trees (Parresia Publishers, Lagos, 2012) which was longlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature and shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. He won the BBC African Performance Playwriting Competition in 2007, the Amatu Braide Prize for Prose in 2008, and was a 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow. He was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the 39 most promising African Writers under the age of 40 for the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014. His novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms, will be released in Nigeria this November by Parresia Publisher and in the UK in June by Cassava Republic.