Writing and Looking at the World from Nigeria
February 13, 2018
In our latest in the #WritersTalkPolitics series, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim talks to Souradeep Roy. The Indian edition of his first novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms, has been brought out by Speaking Tiger Books. In the first part of the interview, Roy and Ibrahim discuss the novel and his literary influences. Ibrahim also explains what he means by “an irreverent generation” in Nigeria who communicate through social media, and also discusses his life in journalism.
In the second part, Ibrahim talks of Indian novelists he likes reading, and the shared experience of colonialism between Nigeria and India.
More from #WritersTalkPolitics:
“Gauri Lankesh’s murder was the most vicious because she was a woman”: Ganesh Devy | Githa Hariharan in conversation with the linguist
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar: “I don’t like being labelled as an adivasi writer” | Souradeep Roy in conversation with the writer and doctor
“A dictatorship counts on the silence of those who disagree. . .” | Ritu Menon in conversation with Nayantara Sahgal
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