Here you find an article on the late Abubakar Gimba, the Nigerian writer, who was born in Minna. This article is written by a man who has been touched by the books written by Gimba and by meeting the man himself.
Abubakar Gimba, the man who pelgrimmed his way to Mecca, has passed away recently, but his name and achievements will not be forgotten very soon. Eleven days ago it was announced that a literary prize was established to honour this Nigerian writer ,who was once named the northernNigerian answer to Achebe and Soyinka, another pirze … Continue reading another literary prize
Some compare him to his fellow writers from the south of Nigeria, authors like Achebe and Soyinka. He was coming from the north. Minna was the place were he started life. His name is Abubakar Gimba. His publishing c0mpany has decided to launch an award to honour this man and his writings.
Nigeria has done it again. Or shoudl I say a Nigerian has done it. The man Wale Okediran has given money for a new literary prize. The prize will be in honour of another writer, the late Abubakar Gimba, who passed away recently. The prize money will be Naira 200,00. So, no prize in pounds … Continue reading okediran endows literary prize