COAL to host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The Custodians of African Literature-COAl will on the 27th of August host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, for the reading and signing of his book, Seasons of Crimson Blossoms.

About the Author

Born in Jos Nigeria, Abubakar is a writer and journalist who holds a B.Sc in Communications form University of Jos.

His debut short-story collection The Whispering Trees was long-listed for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title short story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In same year, he was selected for the Africa39 list of writers under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African Literature.

He is a 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow and 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow. He was a mentor in the 2013 Writivism program and was chair of judges for 2016 Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize. Same year which his book Seasons of Crimson Blossom won the prestigious NLNG prize for Literature, Africa’s largest Literary Prize. The book was first Published in 2015 by parressia Publishers in Nigeria and in 2016 by Cassava Republic, UK. Ibrahim is a Recipient of Goethe Intitute and Sylt Foundation African Writer’s Residency Award. He writes for Daily Trust Newspaper in Abuja where he is Deputy Editor for the Arts and Entertainment.

Event Details
Date: Sunday 27th August 2017
Time: 2Pm
Venue: 3rd Floor Taen Business Complex, OPP Nitel Office before Old Airport Junction, Jos
Entry is Free + Tea, coffee and cookies

Order for Book
You can order for the book before the reading by calling or texting AP on 08087049704 or Farida on 07068211304


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