Season of Crimson Blossoms
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
Cassava Republic Press/Pan Macmillan South Africa 2016
The JRB recorded this reading by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, winner of the 2016 Nigeria Prize for Literature, during his recent visit to Johannesburg. In it, twenty-five year-old thug Reza returns the phone that he stole from Binta Zubairu, and they have their first proper conversation (which ultimately leads to an illicit affair). Enjoy the listen.
Read: English here is the foreign language: A conversation with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, author of Season of Crimson Blossoms