Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s A Love Like This is now available at Audible’s “Afrolit Now” series starting on December 30, 2021. Get it by clicking here.
Afrolit Now is a new series I am curating of short stories from six African writers in conjunction with Audible. Inspired by Afrolit Sans Frontières, the virtual literary festival I founded the Afrolit Now series brings to life short stories from the best in contemporary African fiction. Showcasing a wide range of countries, genres, and subjects—be it joy, heartbreak, love, or laughter—these pieces prove that a truly great story has no frontiers. The first in the series was posted in October, Troy Onyango’s The Water People.
The latest story in the series is Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s A Love Like This which has the following summary;
A sweeping, evocative short story that spans decades, A Love Like This is a captivating tale of love and self-discovery from award-winning Nigerian author Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.
Yarima Lalo believes he has been murdered twice before. The cause? Love. To make sense of these vivid memories he cannot shake, he travels from Abuja to Kano with his new friend and love interest Aziza to meet an old woman who he might have known in a past life. She is skeptical at first – and hesitant to revisit painful memories of her own – but together, they dig deeper and deeper into the past, piecing together a shared history with ripple effects that could shape Lalo’s future.
You can stream the story by clicking here. The more downloads we have of it, the more I am likely to be able to do a second season and bring in more short stories from different African writers so please download and convince at least two other people to do the same.