Blogging the Caine Prize: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s ‘The Whispering Trees’

Sylvia Gasana’s thoughts on The Whispering Trees are shared on the blog Africa in Words.

AiW Guest Sylvia Gasana

Hauntingly beautiful!  Those are the two first words that come to mind when describing Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s ‘The Whispering Trees’.  I’m always very excited to read a story that has a title that instantly transports you. I don’t know about the rest of you, but titles play a big part in my book selection process.

‘Whispering Trees’, I repeat those words in my head over and over again, almost as if warming my mind up, preparing myself for a voyage.

Whispering TreesThe story opens up with the voice of Salim, a young Nigerian man, recounting his near death experience after being involved in a tragic car accident that claimed the life of his mother and his sight. 

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