Yusuf Adamu

Rookie (March 9,1968 / Katsina City, Northern Nigeria)

Biography of Yusuf Adamu

Yusuf Adamu poet

I was born 40 years ago and have earned a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree in Geography. I am married with kids. I currently teach Geography at the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. I am a bilingual writer, writing in Hausa and English languages. I write fiction (mostly in Hausa language) , poetry and children books.

Yusuf Adamu's Works:

Idan So Cuta Ne (Hausa novel) 1989
Ummul-Khairi (Hausa novella) 1995
Maza Gumbar Dutse (Hausa novel) 2007
Butterfly and other poems (Children) 1995
Litters (poems) 2000
Pregnant Skies: Anthology of fifty Nigerian poets 2003
Animals in the Neighbourhood (Children Counting Book) 2007
Landscapes of Reality (Poems) 2007

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The Mirror Never Lies

The mirror once told me that
My face was smooth and cute
My chin as bare as the Sahara

As the Sun counted our days
The moon counted our nights
And seasons exchanged fortunes
The mirror told me something new

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