Masobe Books has announced that two renowned writers, Ukamaka Olisakwe and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, have joined its fold.
According to a statement by Masobe Books, Ukamaka and Abubakar are important voices in Nigerian literature “because they have used their craft to entertain and boldly interrogate questionable social and cultural norms. For us at Masobe, it is beautiful that their immediate dreams and synergies align with ours, and that they have trusted us with their treasured words.”
Ukamaka Olisakwe’s work has appeared in Catapult, The New York Times, The Rumpus, Longreads, Rattle, Brittle Paper and elsewhere. Her eagerly-anticipated novel, ‘Ogadinma’ has been described as a modern feminist classic-in-the-making and will be published in Nigeria by Masobe Books in 2020 (to coincide with its publication in the UK).
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, the “literary provocateur”, is a journalist and writer (with multiple global fellowships, awards, and prizes under his belt). In 2020, he will gift the world ‘Dreams and Assorted Nightmares’ his second collection of short stories, which retain his signature majestic prose and storytelling prowess. The publisher said release dates, (and publicity schedules) for each book will be announced in due course.