REVIEW: EGBOKARE’S ‘DAZZLING MIRAGE’ SUCCESSFULLY USED LITERATURE AS A VEHICLE TO DISCUSS GENOTYPE COMPATIBILITY AND SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

Title: Dazzling Mirage Author: Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare Genre: Prose Fiction Number of Pages: 159 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-961-653-4 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu Contemporary literary narratives have transcended the transience of “art for art sake” and inculcate sociological discourses and issues that cover man and...

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WRITERS AS GIFTED GIFTS

The life of a writer is somewhat solitary, not necessarily because it is not possible for a writer to be an extrovert but because the art of writing is deeper than what is seen on the surface. Behind writers’ beautifully written words lie hearts that have been through all and...

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REVIEW: ‘BOLD’ AMERICANAH NARRATIVE ACCOUNTS FOR AFRICAN MIGRANTS’ VILE MEANS OF SURVIVAL IN AMERICA

Title: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Prose Fiction Publisher: Farafina Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978- 978-51084-3-9 No. of Pages: 477 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed novelist whose narratives have had a wide range of cordial reception around different parts of the world. The...

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SAMIRA HARUNA SANUSI

Name: SAMIRA HARUNA SANUSI Book(s): I WROTE THIS FOR YOU, Words Rhymes & Rhythm, 2017 S Is For Survivor Genre: Poetry, Prose (Fiction/Non-Fiction) Awards: Winner, Marine Platform Prize for writing in Northern Nigeria (for S Is For Survivor) Nigerian Writers Awards ADVOCACY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017, (for S Is...

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REVIEW: ‘CARICATURE OF COLORS’ TRANSCENDS INTO THE HUES OF HUMANITY AND GROWTH

TITLE: Caricature of Colors GENRE: Poetry AUTHOR: Olanrewaju Oranyeli PUBLISHER: CreateSpace YEAR OF PUBLICATION: August, 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 136 ISBN: 978-1546444114 REVIEWER: Oyindamola Shoola “Olanrewaju has penned words that authenticate human emotions while concurrently guiding the reader to draw wisdom from experiences. With superb use of imagery, Olanrewaju kidnaps a reader’s attention...

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RED RIVER by Efe Ogufere

God, If thou be at all Be a blade Cut through it This cape of injustice Sober indifference Let it flow Blood- Trickle into the earth Threaten to form a rivulet To A mother’s tears, Crystal and iridescent A drop in an ocean of sand Watch it grow Diseased seeds-...

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REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

Title: There Was a Country Author: Chinua Achebe Genre: Memoir, Historical Narrative Publisher: Penguin Year of Publication: 2012 Number of Pages: 352 ISBN: 978- 1- 846-14792-0 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu One notable event which has sparked the inspiration for novel writing in the last twenty years is the Nigerian civil War of...

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REVIEW: IN ‘TO BEE A HONEY’, OYINDAMOLA BECOMES A SINGER OF SWEET TUNES

Title: TO BEE A HONEY Genre: Poetry Author: Oyindamola Publisher: Createspace Year of Publication: 2017 Number of Pages: 94 ISBN: 978-1542954174 Reviewer: Kehinde Badiru As she opens what would become a soothing performance in our heart(s) as well as a communion with the bees that lives in us, we can only wait to see what the future...

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REVIEW: TONI KAN’S MASTERPIECE ‘THE CARNIVOROUS CITY’ IS A STORY OF HUMAN STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL

TITLE: The Carnivorous City AUTHOR: Toni Kan GENRE: Autobiography, Motivational PUBLISHER: Cassava Republic Press YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 NUMBER OF PAGES: 241 ISBN: 1911115243 (10), 978-1911115243 (13) REVIEWER: Victor Adedayo When Abel left for Lagos in search of his missing brother, little did he know that Lagos is a carnivorous...

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