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Abubakar speaks on the Caine shortlist and more in an interview with the Nation Newspaper.   Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees made the shortlist of Caine prize for African writing for this year. Abubakar, who is published by Parresia books, in this online interview with Edozie Udeze and Hannah Ojo, bares his mind on African fiction, the idea behind the Caine Prize and lots more You made the shortlist for the Caine Prize this year. How would you describe the event leading to the shortlist? Well, I don’t know where to...

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, author of the story, “The Whispering Trees”, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize. We are extremely proud of the nod to the quality of his imagination and craft that this represents. This is especially so because Abubakar was the very first author we signed on when Parrésia ventured into publishing in Nigeria in January 2012. His collection of short stories, titled “The Whispering Trees”, was published in May, 2012, with print editions available in Nigeria via bookstores, online in Nigeria via our Retail...

On Thursday 6th June 2013, The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Abuja Chapter will host Abubakar Adam Ibrahim whose short story 'The Whispering Trees' from his collection of Short stories with the same title was recently shortlisted for the Caine Prize for Literature. Venue: Savannah Suite Hotel, Area 3 Garki, Abuja, Time: 4.30pm ...

 "The Caine Stories (spoiler alert): In Abubakar Adam Ibrahim's Whispering Trees, a final year medical student, has a near-death experience in the fatal accident that claims his mother's life. He loses his sight and in his new hopelessness his saving grace is the love of his betrothed, Faulata. He sinks into self-pity and despair, cursing and clawing all that come close. Time passes and he heals. Just as he accepts his fate, Saint Faulata loses her halo, announcing her love for another. This time a newly comatose Salim...

Parrésia Publishers Ltd is pleased to announce that its author, Helon Habila, will be a DAAD Artist-In-Berlin Fellow from 2013 to 2014. The Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, one of the world’s most reputed donors in the fields of literature, visual arts, film and music, has funded the DAAD Residency since 1963 and has hosted fewer than 1000 guests in its fifty year history, underscoring the quality of the programme. This Fellowship further validates the exceptional talent of Helon Habila who has won such literary honours as the Caine and Commonwealth Prizes...

I GREW up under my grandfather’s ancient pear tree in the Nigerian village of Uwessan. The tree’s roots were massive and its leaves shielded us from hot tropical sun while we played soccer. Elders also used it as shade while drinking palm wine and telling hunting tales in the evening. We sometimes climbed a low branch to set wire-traps and catch birds. When a dead branch broke off, it became firewood. Most important, the tree was a major cash crop for my grandfather, who sold its fruits to...

AMERICANAH Farafina is proud to announce the Nigerian edition of AMERICANAH, the highly anticipated novel by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Release date is April 21, 2013 in Lagos. In the months following the release, the author will go on a national book tour with stops in major cities across Nigeria. ABOUT THE BOOK AMERICANAH is a fearless novel set in Nigeria, England and America. It boldly takes on issues both big and small: love, race, home, hair, Obama, immigration, and self-invention. In the early 1990s, under Abacha’s government, Ifemelu and Obinze...

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