‘I Don’t Believe in Canons.’ Ibrahim Anifowoshe’s First Draft

Author of ‘We Need New Names’, Ibrahim Anifowoshe, is currently interested in Islamic representation in Nigerian fiction. ‘I am fascinated by Jinn stories and Muslims know many of it. It’s like The Conjuring but with a Qur’an and prayer mat.’ Our questions are italicized.  What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? I grew up in a Muslim home so most of my early exposure to literature lay within the Islamic purview. I read books like The Obedient Faruq by

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