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
- 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.
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
- 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
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
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.
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
- Malam Adamu Sambo SEC., January 8,