About Kabura Zakama

The story of

Kabura Zakama

As a precocious introvert, Kabura Zakama started writing poetry at a tender age as a means to express himself. He now sees poetry as a calling but is better known as a promoter of literature with a focus on young writers and writing in indigenous languages. He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society and the Association of Nigerian Authors.
Kabura Zakama is published in several anthologies and his first collection of poems, The Man Lived, won the 1999 ANA Poetry Prize. His second collection of poems was shortlisted for the 2023 ANA Poetry Prize.
Born and raised in Garkida, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Kabura Lynn Zakama attended North Garkida Primary School, Federal Government College, Maiduguri before obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management at Bayero University in Kano. The author later received the Chevening Scholarship and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Governance and Development at the University of Sussex in the UK. Dr Zakama practiced veterinary medicine before building a career in international development and humanitarian practice.
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Works Timeline

Chant of the Angry (poems), Kairos Productions, 2021

The Man Lived (poems), Kairos Productions, 2004
Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa, edited by Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Kadija Sesay; flipped eye publishing and African Writers Abroad, 2005 (Anthology)
Five Hundred Nigeria Poets, Volume One, edited by Jerry Agada; Aboki Publishers, 2005 (Anthology)

Uncle Bola’s Promise: an Abuja Literary Society anthology of poems and prose, compiled by Victor Anoliefo; Foucault Publishers, Netherlands, 2003 (Anthology)

25 New Nigerian Poets, edited by Toyin Adewale; Ishmael Reed Publishing, 2000 (Anthology)

Passport to the New World, edited by Sunny Ayewanu; Apex Books Limited, 2001 (Anthology)

Vultures in the Air: Voices from Northern Nigeria, edited by Zaynab Alkali and Al Imfeld, Spectrum Books, 1995 (Anthology)

K. Zakama's Books.

Chant of The Angry

The Man Lived