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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I Hate Goodbyes

In memory of Ruqayya

I hate goodbyes, for long goodbyes
Are painful and they hurt
They take away from one
A pint of his blood or pound of his flesh
For it takes a part of ones being away

I hate goodbyes they make me weak and meek

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