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Published in Blueprint Newspapers http://blueprintng.com/2013/03/exploring-ibrahims-land-of-whispering-trees/ The Whispering Trees is a collection of twelve short stories by an Award winning author, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Set in Nigeria with a particular focus on the Northern region, the stories are told in different narrative styles; from the third person narrative to omniscient and first person narrative. The stories and setting did not give room for the language to be too contemporary as people of the past spoke rather in idioms and proverbs. Adam, in this beautiful classic, has succeeded in creating the periods found...

The friends and colleagues of Victor Ehikhamenor and Nkem Ivara request the presence of book lovers and enthusiasts to a UK public reading from their new books and conversations on African writing and publishing. Ehikhamenor will be reading from his bestselling nonfiction book Excuse Me, and Nkem Ivara will read from her romance novel e-book Closer than a Brother. The event will be held on 6 April, 2013 and is to be moderated by writer Ike Anya, with conversations led by literary critic Ikhide Ikheloa.Victor Ehikhamenor, author of...

Conversations will play host a crème of writers: Victor Ehikhamenor, visual artist, creative communicator and author of Excuse Me! Emmanuel Iduma, literary and technology radical and author of Farad. Emmanuel Uweru Okoh, author of celebrated debut poetry collection, Gardens and Caves. Kayode Taiwo Olla, author of debut novel, Sprouting Again. What does fiction, fictiveness and literature hope to achieve in the social, political and cultural landscape of a nation? This will be the crux of our discourse in this edition. There will also be Poetry, Spoken Word and Music presentations...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el0oxAY7eik Book Vlogger, Mode la Posh, reads Parresia Book!!! Her very first post is a reading of a Parresia book, City of Memories by Richard Ali. Watch the short video below. Mode la Posh is a young UK-based vlogger using her YouTube page to read, publicize and review books by African writers. Please, leave a comment and do subscribe to her YouTube feed. This is a great way of spreading the word on new books. #share...

A book by writer, artist, and former Daily Times Editor-in-Chief captures Nigeria.The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and the University of Benin have in the last week adopted Victor Ehikhamenor’s new book, Excuse Me! for teaching in all relevant departments and faculties. At a time when there have been increasingly vociferous complaints about the distance between town and gown, this is a welcome development. Excuse Me! was published in November 2012 by Nigeria’s leading Parrésia Publishers Ltd.Excuse Me!, variously described as “one of the most beautiful books in Nigeria”,...

“The debut short story collection The Whispering Trees showcases a young writer’s command of the short story form. In no way pretentious or structurally formulaic, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim seems to be searching for his distinctive style in this collection only to end up offering 12 stories that are each stylistically pleasing with engaging characters whom I could not help but identify with.” These are the words Samir Rawas, a reviewer at the Cecile’s Writers website, used to describe Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut collection of short stories, The Whispering Trees. Read the...

 Parrésia Publishers Ltd recently signed an Exclusive Online Retail Agreement with www.konga.com , Nigeria’s leading e-commerce Company. Under the agreement, paperbacks from our imprints, Parrésia Books and Origami Books, will be available online in Nigeria solely via www.konga.com. In partnering with this believer in serving the Nigerian consumer efficiently and effectively, we are pleased to achieve books delivery to any part of Nigeria within three to five working days and the option of paying via debit card on the secure Konga.com site or paying on delivery while beating...

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