HAKAM ABUBAKAR

Rookie - 10 Points (29th January 1992 / Ghana)

Biography of HAKAM ABUBAKAR

He grew up in Kumasi where he attended New Oxford International School. While there he was awoken to his talent as an able writer. In 2008 he graduated to Kumasi Academy. Regardless of adopting Science as his discipline of learning, he pursued his dream as a poet and writer. He wrote a lot of poems and creative writings that earned him several critical acclaims from teachers. He was the editor of the 2011/2012 ACADEMICIAN magazine, through which he had interactions with popular and gained exposure as an editor.
In August 2012, he worked as the Associate Editor for 24 Hours Newspaper. He is currently one of the cherished poets of BACK TO ROOT POETRY GROUP (founded in 2011) and has performed poetry for the group. He writes articles, stories and poems on social, religious and fictional genres. He draws inspirations as a writer from writers like Naa Afarley Sackeyfio, Chinua Achebe, Khalil Gibran and others. Hakam believes that writing, whatever its kind, is a meritorious venture. He is of the view that in writing, there exist solutions to the myriads of problems that man faces. He still continues to pursue writing as a unique responsiblity.

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Stare not at me

Your face i wish not to see

You only know to relish

When your own be in anguish

Your sight makes me perturbed

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