Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Season of Crimson Blossoms

byAbubakar Adam Ibrahim

Kobo ebook | May 19, 2016

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An affair between 55-year-old widow Binta Zubairu and 26-year-old weed dealer Reza was bound to provoke condemnation in conservative Northern Nigeria. Brought together in unusual circumstances, Binta and Reza faced a need they could only satisfy in each other. Binta - previously reconciled with God - now yearns for intimacy after the sexual repression of her marriage, the pain of losing her first son and the privations of widowhood. Meanwhile, Reza’s heart lies empty and waiting to be filled due to the absence of a mother. The situation comes to a head when Binta’s wealthy son confronts Reza, with disastrous consequences. This story of love and longing - set against undercurrents of political violence - unfurls gently, revealing layers of emotion that defy age, class and religion. “A powerful and compelling debut. The taboo subject of an older woman’s sexuality, portrayed with courage, skill and delicacy, is explored in the context of the criminal underworld and the corrupt politi that exploits it. This is a novel to be savoured.”- Zoë Wicomb, Chair of Judges, Caine Prize for African Writing
Title:Season of Crimson BlossomsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2016Publisher:CASSAVA REPUBLIC PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911115014

ISBN - 13:9781911115014

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