Ibraheem Dooba Reads His New Book 'Rhymes From Africa' To An Excited Audience

Yesterday evening, writers and lovers of book gathered at AMAB Bookshop, Minna to listen to Dr Ibraheem Dooba read from his new collection of Children poetry book, “Rhymes From Africa” published by AMAB Books.

The Book chat and signing was organised by AMAB Books and the Arts-Muse Fair News Blog where eminent Nigerian writers in Minna joined the author to discuss the 39- page book which presents the lustrous beauty of Africa’s flora and fauna in rhythmic verses.

The Curator of the Arts-Muse News Blog, Aminu S Muhammad, who opened the book discussion with a welcome address explained that the aim of the reading session was to celebrate the arrival of the new book and to acquaint readers with the author.

Moderating the session, Mallam Abdullahi Ismaila of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said the book chat was apt because it availed lovers of children literature another opportunity to listen to an author of children literature share his experiences in that area of literature. He noted that writing for children has not yet gain the desired attention, as most writers tend to focus more on adult literature.
Dr. Ibraheem Dooba at the Book chat.
The author read some poems from the book that swayed the audience to join him in singing the refrains.

Dr Dooba said he mostly draw his literary inspiration from his religious book, the Holy Qur'an. He said the rhyming and rhythm of Qur’anic verses rendered in Arabic greatly fascinates him.  
The lead discussant, BM. Dzukogi while commending Dr. Ibraheem Dooba for focusing on children’s writing, noted that the author needed to write more books to measure up to his writing prowess. He said Africa has produced exceptional poets whose writings have been recognized across the globe and therefore, urged the author to avoid over narrowing his writings to Africa alone.
The author signing a copy of his book
The author responded to questions from the guests about the book and his writing life after which he signed copies of the new book for guests.

AMAB Books, one of the leading book publishers in Nigeria, combines innovative style in book publishing and efficient book delivery channels to market its books to buyers all over the country. It operates one of the biggest bookshops in Minna where the book chat held.