My Literary Journey chronicles Dr Bukar Usman's venture into the
world of creative writing after his retirement as a permanent secretary in Nigeria's presidency. It was an unusual switch
of interest and this book records his speedy development as a prodigious prose writer... When his first book of short stories,
The Bride without Scars and Other Stories, dropped into the Nigerian literary scene in 2005, no one foresaw the deluge
of over 20 books and scores of articles which he would write within the next seven years.
His publications during this
period, among others, are his highly-applauded 365-page literary non-fiction and autobiography, Hatching Hopes, four
English-language short-story books (which, together, contain 26 short stories), 15 books of folktales written in Hausa, and
scores of brilliant newspaper articles that validate his passion for people-centred public policy.
My Literary Journey is written in his characteristic plain-talk
style and contains theoretical and practical approaches to the art of readable writing. It is a book every writer and everyone
who values good writing would need to read.