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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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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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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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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BASHIRAT’S ‘FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE’ IS AN ARCHIVE OF PAINS, LOSES, A GUIDEBOOK TO SURVIVAL

TITLE: FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE AUTHOR: Bashirat Abdulwahab GENRE: Autobiography, Motivational PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 81 ISBN: 978-978-961-999-3 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo  Everybody should write their book really. We do not only carry stories around in us, sometimes we carry pains, and...

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METICULOUSLY WRITTEN ‘PRISONS OF OUR REALM’ IS ‘A GIFT TO ISLAM’ THAT HAS ‘SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’

TITLE: PRISONS of OUR REALM AUTHOR: Rahmer Mustapha Goni GENRE: Non-fiction, Religious Motivational PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 84 ISBN: 978-978-54741-9-0 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo  This is a very religious book that approaches multi issues of life. With Prisons of Our Realm, Rahmer...

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‘AT WAR WITH LOVE’ BREAK’S CULTURAL BOUNDARIES CONCERNING WOMEN WITHOUT SHAME

TITLE: At War With Love GENRE: Poetry AUTHOR: Christtie Jay PUBLISHER: Createspace YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 204 ISBN: 978-1973791195 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola I admire how many young poets of this century that publish their books, write in a way that cater to a reader’s understanding. Their poetry...

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