The Whispering Trees blends the magical with the mundane in this spellbinding collection of short stories.
These magical tales capture the essence of life, death and coincidence in Northern Nigeria. Myth and reality intertwine in stories featuring political agitators, newly-wedded widows, and the tormented whirlwind, Kyakkyawa. The two medicine men of Mazade battle against their egos, an epidemic and an enigmatic witch. And who is Okhiwo, whose arrival is heralded by a pair of little white butterflies?
“Fire and smoke, snapshots of life and brushstrokes of afterlife…these are the energetic strains of [The Whispering Trees].”
A. Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass
““Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a writer of the first rank, and in
this collection we see his talent in full bloom. The Whispering
Trees is a gift from a gifted artist.”Tope Folarin, author of A Particular Kind of Black Man