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Readers' Pre-publication Comments


Here are some of the comments made by readers like you. Have you read any of Dr Bukar Usman's books, articles, or some other publication lately? You may wish to post your own comment by navigating to this page. Read other people's views below:

Readers on Pre-Publication Reviews of Dr Usman's
My Literary Journey

I take pleasure in your ‘transformations.' You look quiet and consistent but few of us know that more works are on the way. May God continue to crown your efforts for the benefit of humanity.

- Prof. Salisu Ahmed Yakasai, January 4, 2014

You never cease to amaze me. You put in so much into your retirement and the big society at large with the legacy you are imprinting in history and literal art

- Amb.  Martina Geren- Sen, January 5, 2014

Hearty congratulations on your giant literary endeavours in (a society where) heroes are drawn on money, even if the riches are stolen mindlessly from the treasury at the pain of poverty of us Nigerians. Keep the flag flying

- MC Alli, January 5, 2014

I read with excitement the review your book My Literary Journey in Sunday Trust of January 5, 2014. At your age and considering over 20 books published in 7 years, you've really proved to be a prolific author and a sound academic of great repute. Everybody can acquire knowledge, but not everybody can write a book

- Mohammed Tafida Abba, January 5, 2014

I have seen the review of My Literary Journey in today's Sunday Trust. Congratulations. The reviewer was gushing at your virtuoso skills displayed in the book, but I can tell him that he would be even more amazed by the depth of research in ‘Disappearing Languages...'

- Prof. C. Ohiri-Aniche, January 5, 2014

Wow... Really thrilled I had the opportunity of knowing a living literary icon like you Sir. Can't wait to read the book, My Literary Journey. Congratulations Sir, on this tall achievement.

- Barr. I.K. Okeke, January 5, 2014

I have just read the review of your book My Literary Journey in Sunday Trust of today. The question I had wanted to ask is answered in the last paragraph of the review! Again, well done!

- Sumaila D. Makama, January 5, 2014

Many thanks indeed to you and to Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Yes, Dr. Bukar Usman's "...gift as a dexterous manipulator of words and images shines through and the impressive scope of his interests and grasp of global and local issues is a spectacle." You can say that again Malam Abubakar.

- Amb. Kabir Ahmed, January 5, 2014

Sir, I have just finished reading review of My Literary Journey in Sunday Trust. At nearly 75 the books are still coming! I look forward to reading it.                  

- Sheriff Ahmed, January 5, 2014

I have just done with reading the review by Abubakar Adam. I'm waiting for the publication to grab my copy/copies.

- Mohammed Maina Waziri, January 5, 2014

M. Bukar Usman writes his books in a very simple, understandable English language; no dictionary is needed by the reader and all his books if well read are inspirational to both young and old.

- Lawal Idris, January 5, 2014

This will be the second book released by you since I came across you. I sincerely believe that it will be another inspiration for those who aim to become literary giants. I am anxiously waiting to have a copy.

- Barr. Bashir Mahmood, January 5, 2014           

Congratulations Sir. Wishing you more grace and success now and in years to come. I have no doubt that the book will be as interesting as the previous ones,  if not more. Kudos!

- Olumide Iyiola, January 5, 2014

Congrats Sir. Great achievements. Proud of the contributions you are making.

- Prof. Muhammad Tabiu, January 5, 2014

Congratulations on yet another superlative literary work. You're indeed a role model for the younger generation to emulate. I cannot wait for the book to come out in the next two weeks so as to glean from the wisdom therein                   

- Dr. Kalada Richard, January 5, 2014   

I believe the reviewer, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, has done justice to the book. Thank you for making all of us proud and richer. Perhaps, it would not be out of place to draw the attention of King's College that it should be modest in its claim of you as its product at the expense of the Provincial Secondary School, Maiduguri, Borno Province, Northern Nigeria.

-  Sanusi Monguno, January 7, 2014

I just read the beautiful review of your next book in the Guardian Newspaper and Sunday Trust. Congratulations!

- Finzi Ghaji, January 6, 2014

Thanks very much for the piece. You are certainly a purpose driven person with grasp of global and local issues in a spectacular way. And anytime I visited you or read the numerous books you gave me, including those in Hausa that always gave headache because of my poor reading ability of the language, I get something substantial and impressive. Sir, you are certainly an experienced person with so much to share in particularly, Nigeria where the things you labored to put in place are left to fall apart. We only pray that Almighty God will one day put your achievement to revive the country's greatness, so that the labor of our heroes, you inclusive, will not end in vain.                         

 - Saad Baba, January 6, 2014

Attached are texts of the book reviews published in the Guardian of January 3, 2014 and Sunday Trust of January 5, 2014 by our own Dr. Bukar Usman. He is credited with over 20 works, fiction and non-fiction, in English and Hausa etc ... And... he is not amongst our several Professors - a point for serious consideration... no one has proposed our class set for inclusion in Guinness Book of world records... for producing the highest ratio of full professors per class set. Ingots have an over 1:5 ratio...

- Busiyi Onabolu (Dr Bukar Usman's King's College classmate in an email to other classmates) January 6, 2014

I have read some of your articles & always find it very interesting.

- Mamman Sabo, January 6, 2014

The review (of your forthcoming book) has certainly alertedus all of what to expect. I am really looking forward to picking up a copy as soon it is released. Once again, please accept my sincere best wishes for the New Year.

- Amb. Segun Apata, January 6, 2014

I've read the review in Sunday Trust yesterday. It's well written and a delight to peruse through. Congrats Sir, once more.

- Khalid Imam, January 6, 2014

Congratulations once more Sir, for your unfailing contributions to knowledge.

- Abdullahi Shehu, January 6, 2014

I cherish your energy and zeal in putting pen to paper all the time and I believe this will go a long way in shaping and building the society in general. You have always been a people's man and God Has stood beside you by giving you vision and intellect to render service to humanity in action and write up and God Will Reward you abundantly. Ride on Boss and Ride on my mentor and exemplary leader whose service to humanity is unquantifiable. Nagode Yallaboi. I congratulate you and wish you all the best in your endeavors. Amen.

- Mudi Hashim, January 6, 2014

I read the two texts and I must confess that their concise nature notwithstanding, they provided me and other readers comprehensive overview of the book. I look forward to reading the full text of the book. I believe it would serve as a propelling force for emerging folklorists as we/they drink from the fountain of your motivation, experience and the methodologies you utilized in your literary works. Congratulations Sir and thank you for being an inspiration to all of us in the literary world.

- Dr. Clifford Irikefe Gbeyonron, January 7, 2014

I have gone through, an excellent exposition, congratulations as usual.

- Prof. Ibrahim Malumfashi, Janmuary 7, 2014

I bought copies of the papers, Guardian and Sunday Trust. I am very excited by the comments of the book reviewers. Nothing said that did not fit a personality like you. May God leave you to live long in good health so that more of words of wisdom will be shared to the up-coming generation in many new publications to come by you Sir.

- Prof. Andrew Haruna, January 7, 2014

Sir, I read with admiration and enthusiasm the review of your literary journey. It was interesting as much as inspiring. These works will ever remain as your indelible contribution in the field of literary knowledge. You will remain a living person till eternity through your literary work, just like Shakespear and, here at home, like Abubakar Imam;, the writer of Magana Jari Ce. For your information sir, I am encouraging my children to be reading your work, as I have noted the cultural congeniality between the Bolewas and the Babur tribe. Congratulations!

- Malam Adamu Sambo SEC., January 8, 2014


I will always remember with fond memory your gentle ways of prodding us to get things done. It was always an inspiration to be around you. I congratulate you, once again, for devoting time for literary work. Involvement in different genres of literature must be fulfilling. I appreciate your efforts, sir. I wish you many more successes. May Allah continue His mercy on you and family. Ameen.

- H. O Sulaiman, Nigeria's Ambassador to France, January 11, 2014

The review is so interesting... Did you just launch your website? I have registered (as a member of your site) to get updates (and) to share my own folktales. Thanks, doctor. May the Lord spare your life much more for this generation.

- Simon Kolawale Okanlanwon, January 12, 2014

My dear elder, you never fail to remain a great inspiration to us. Congratulations on the well-developed website.Your literary prowess is such an amazement that is our pride. Bravo sir.

- Gen Alex Mshelbwala (rtd.) January 13, 2014

My Oga, thank you. Read one (review)... I'm so proud of you and it is an honour for me to know you. Am trying to put my documents together to write about some of my own experiences, having been challenged by you.

- Dr Timiebi Koripamo-Agary, former federal perm sec. January 12, 2014

I congratulate the reviewer for the good work ... I urge you to continue with this good work.

- Alhassan Sule Abubakar, January 15, 2014

I find your website very attractive. It is a very good work that will go a long way in contributing to the development of education. May Allah give Dr. Bukar more courage and foresight to continue his service to humanity. Amin.

- Bashir Yahuza Malumfashi, January 16, 2014

Your website is interesting. - Mildred, January 16, 2014

My dear brother, I have gone through your website and I can only say that I am very proud to have known you! Wow! So many publications in two languages! Congratulations!

- Abdul' Talib S. Umar, former federal permanent secretary, Lagos, January 16, 2014

Sir, my name is Shagari D. Kyalas a young graduate from Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, National Veterinary Research Institute Vom. Plateau State. I am studying Animal Health and Production. I am from Plateau State, Ngas by tribe. I am interested in writing a book. I am researching on "The Impact of Death and Burial Arrangement in some Tribes in Nigeria".

    Recently, I stumbled into a review of one of your books published by The Guardian on 3 January 2014. I Google your website and noticed that you have done a lot in contributing to the development in education, by distributing books to various schools across the country and even outside the country through your foundation. You have been given awards by various organizations because of your efforts in promoting indigenous languages, especially Hausa Language which you use to preserve our rich culture through folktales. Reading or listening to folktales is one of the basic ways of educating the young ones. We hope to continue to tap from your wonderful and inspiring online library and also look forward to reading more of your know writings and fatherly guidance.

- Shagari D Kyalas, January 18, 2014

Great coverage. Impressive portrait, too. Kudos!

- P.K Njoku, January 19, 2014

I have read the analysis without pausing...a very lively read!

- Salisu Saleh Na'inna Dambatta, January 19, 2014

A beautiful review indeed. I marvel that you write in Hausa and I'm very impressed at the number of books to your credit within a very short time. Congratulations! As said in the review, your best is on the way. We eagerly wait for them.

- Amb. Fatima Abubakar, January 19, 2014

Dear Doc, your write-up is always expanding my intellectual horizon. You efficiently discuss contemporary issues in spite of being in your seventies... May God bless us with your quality and exemplary leadership that is devoid of all tribal or religious sentiments.

- Mudi Hashim, January 19, 2014

Just trying to imagine where this young man, probably not more than ten, and more likely seated rather than standing on a rock,gazing into the orange crystal orb of his blazing future! Your golden sun is still high up far from set; let it glow...a glorious trail; an enduring legacy of dreams and focus. Congratulations!

- Alex Mshelia, January 20, 2014

I wish to congratulate you for using your retirement time for creative writing. This is trail-blazing anmd worthy of emulation by other retirees. Having worked with and under you for 8 years, I proudly regard you as my mentor and torch-bearer. I am proud of the legacy of hardwork and comradeship you left in SSO. Congrats sir.

- Uche Onwuanuokwu, January 21, 2014

Bukar, I read the excellent article on you on 19th January in Thisday. It is a sure success story. In the USA, you could consider associating with a university so as to impart knowledge to the present generation while in active literary production, even though on retirement from the civil service. Wouldn't that be good? Cheers.

- Prof. Olu Akerejola, former Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (and Dr. Bukar Usman's school mate at King's College, Lagos), January 22, 2014

I've gone through the book review online. Sir. I'm so happy that you don't make noise but you're being heard of online. I wish you the best.

- Mildred Adeladan, January 23, 2014

Sir, your effort in sharing your thoughts with the public through published books is indeed commendable and rare of a typical bureaucrat... As I admire your contributions, I must confess that your book, Voices in a Choir: Essays in Democratisation and National Stability in Nigeria, is of serious value addition to my Ph.D research thesis on the subject, "The Role of International Human Rights Organisations in the Niger Delta: A Case Study of Amnesty International  (1997-2012)". Thanks a lot.

- Musa Ajiya, January 24, 2014

Just read through 2 pages on your literary works. Great congrats, Mr B. Very well done. Have a Greatly Blessed year.

- Darlin Sofola, January 28, 2014

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