This week, Masobe Books introduced Abubakar Ibrahim’s upcoming novel titled, “When We Were Fireflies”
About the Book
When a brooding artist, Yarima Lalo, encounters a moving train for the first time, two serendipitous events occur.
First, the encounter triggers memories of his past lives in which he was twice murdered—once on a train. He also meets Aziza, a woman with a complicated past, who becomes instrumental in helping him understand the experience he is passing through. With a third death in his current life imminent, together, they embark on a hunt for remnants of his past lives. Will they find evidence that his mind is unraveling or discover lost loves and enemies from a forgotten past?
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian creative writer and journalist. His debut short-story collection, The Whispering Trees was longlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014, with the title story shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Ibrahim has won the BBC African Performance Prize and the ANA Plateau/Amatu Braide Prize for Prose in 2014. He was selected for the Africa39 list of writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African Literature. He won The Nigerian Prize for Literature for his first novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms, in 2016.
Abubakar Ibrahim’s new book is set for release on March 7, 2023.