Writivism, the phenomenally successful online short story mentorship platform of the Kampala-based Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), now in its second year, has just announced Judges for its 2014 Short Story Competition.
Amongst the judges is Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, a journalist with Nigeria’s Sunday Trust Newspaper. His story, The Whispering Trees, was short listed for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing and he won the 2007 BBC African Performance Prize. His debut collection of short stories, The Whispering Trees, was published in Nigeria by Parrésia Books (2012). He is presently at the Caine Prize Workshop and will have a new novel out this year.
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
“Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a 2013 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow who holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria. He is the author of the short story collection, The Whispering Trees published in 2012 and was shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and the Etisalat Prize in 2014. He won the BBC African Performance Prize in 2007 for his radio play A Bull Man’s Story and the Amatu Braide Prize for Prose the following year. He has participated in literary workshops, among them; the Caine Prize Workshop held in Uganda in 2013, the British Council Radiophonics and the Fidelity Bank Creative Writing workshops. The gifted writer whose work has been described as evocative and lyrical published his first novel, The Quest for Nina in 2008 and is currently working on his second.”
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