Writing and Looking at the World from Nigeria

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.

 


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