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 most times, healing only comes… Continue reading BASHIRAT’S ‘FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE’ IS AN ARCHIVE OF PAINS, LOSES, A GUIDEBOOK TO SURVIVAL

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 Mustapha Goni approaches, dissects, and… Continue reading METICULOUSLY WRITTEN ‘PRISONS OF OUR REALM’ IS ‘A GIFT TO ISLAM’ THAT HAS ‘SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’

I WROTE THIS FOR YOU: “EVERY LINE IS A QUOTE TO BE FRAMED AND HUNG ON THE WALL”

TITLE:  I WROTE THIS FOR YOU AUTHOR: SAMIRA HARUNA SANUSI GENRE: Poetry/Quotes NUMBER OF PAGES: 60 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-958-504-5 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This book is multi-shades of pains, brokenness, love, heartbreak and redemption all rolled up in one. Samira Haruna Sanusi uses deft artistry to chronicle… Continue reading I WROTE THIS FOR YOU: “EVERY LINE IS A QUOTE TO BE FRAMED AND HUNG ON THE WALL”

WITH DEFT HONESTLY, MARGARET SAMMY’S AMARYLLIS USES FREE VERSE TO EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: AMARYLLIS: HOW CAN I GO ON? AUTHOR: MARGARET SAMMY GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 60 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-3-8 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This poetry collection touches various issues of life. With fifty one poems, Margaret Sammy isn’t short of thoughts on things. She talks about all… Continue reading WITH DEFT HONESTLY, MARGARET SAMMY’S AMARYLLIS USES FREE VERSE TO EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN – a review by Joseph Omotayo

JIDE BADMUS’ THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD EVALUATES THE PLACE OF THOUGHTS IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF EVERYTHING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD AUTHOR: JIDE BADMUS GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 88 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-7-6 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This poetry collection is divided into 5 chapters and an epilogue. Jide Badmus’ THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD is an archive… Continue reading JIDE BADMUS’ THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD EVALUATES THE PLACE OF THOUGHTS IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF EVERYTHING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

IN DAVE CHUKWUJI’S CITY OF GOLD AND RUST, LOVE IS A MEASURE OF LIFE’S CONTRADICTIONS – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: CITY OF GOLD AND RUST AUTHOR: dave chukwuji GENRE: Prose/Fiction NUMBER OF PAGES: 121 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-8-3 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO In CITY OF GOLD AND RUST, modernity and traditions clash and the rustic marries the exotic. Dave Chukwuji writes a simple love story that later… Continue reading IN DAVE CHUKWUJI’S CITY OF GOLD AND RUST, LOVE IS A MEASURE OF LIFE’S CONTRADICTIONS – a review by Joseph Omotayo

KUKOGHO’S ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’ IS PROVOCATIVE, ENTERTAINING, AND ENCHANTING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: I SAID THESE WORDS AUTHOR: KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 88 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-948 -406-2 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO “I say these words… for those who feign deafness in a noisy world…” All at once, this collection is provocative, entertaining, and enchanting. This… Continue reading KUKOGHO’S ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’ IS PROVOCATIVE, ENTERTAINING, AND ENCHANTING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

FRANK-OPIGO’S ‘VOWELS IN THE AIR’ DEFIES ANY KIND OF DISTRACTION – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: VOWELS IN THE AIR AUTHOR: EMMANUEL FRANK-OPIGO GENRE: ESSAYS, POETRY (Mixed) NUMBER OF PAGES: 210 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-954-243-7 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO About the hardest thing to do is what this writer has done. Collecting your past essays into a book is such a daunting task. But… Continue reading FRANK-OPIGO’S ‘VOWELS IN THE AIR’ DEFIES ANY KIND OF DISTRACTION – a review by Joseph Omotayo

AYOOLA’S ‘MEDITATIONS’ USES POETRY TO TALK ABOUT POETRY – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: MEDITATIONS AUTHOR: GOODNESS OLANREWAJU AYOOLA GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 122 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-954-244-4 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO “i am an open room selling silence… …i am back here where words are not whores of linguistics” (pg. 16) This collection makes me remember many things. I remember… Continue reading AYOOLA’S ‘MEDITATIONS’ USES POETRY TO TALK ABOUT POETRY – a review by Joseph Omotayo

‘ISABELLE AND THE REWARD OF DISOBEDIENCE’ IS A RICH TAPESTRY OF THOUGHT AND STERLING EDITING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: ISABELLE AND THE REWARD FOR DISOBEDIENCE AUTHOR: ANGEL OYINPREYE TARILA-NIKADE GENRE: PROSE NUMBER OF PAGES: 32 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-954-242-0 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO Before anything, I want to ask one thing though: are there plans to introduce this book into our education system? If not, let the… Continue reading ‘ISABELLE AND THE REWARD OF DISOBEDIENCE’ IS A RICH TAPESTRY OF THOUGHT AND STERLING EDITING – a review by Joseph Omotayo