Author: Mohammed Umar

MOHAMMED UMAR was born in Azare in Nigeria’s Bauchi State. He studied journalism and political economy and lives in London. Mohammed Umar served as a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009 and he was the winner of the Muslim News Award for Excellence in Arts in 2010. His first novel Amina (2005) has been published in over thirty languages. His second novel, The Adventures of Jamil (2012) has been published in five languages.


Mustapha, a well-known television journalist from the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi arrives in the UK to pursue a dream in film-making. Circumstances soon conspire to make him an illegal immigrant. First of all, his uncle Mohammed Abdullahi the person responsible for his board and lodging, dies after a sudden […]

The Illegal Immigrant