Walter has assembled the most vivid of characters and personalities, history, geography and cities in A Policeman’s Lot. London comes to life as the narrator transcends one stage of his life to the other and the writer has done justice to both the story and the settings of the story which indulges us to go out looking to feel the settings, and of course as existent as the story itself.
1001 Singing Success Secrets is engaging and conversational. I must recommend Adetisola for this all-encompassing, comprehensive and insightful book on music and singing.
As I Stroke my Chin Hairs might seem just like a poet’s testament to his personal experiences. It has done more than that. It uses the poet as a backdrop to discuss bigger social and political issues, delving into topics of identity, life, nationalism, love, and adolescence.
Haggai’s Storm in a Pot is worth reading and it promises to not fail the intriguing and attractive title it has.
TITLE: PAPER PLANES IN THE RAIN AUTHOR: JIDE BADMUS & PAMILERIN JACOB GENRE: POETRY) NO. OF PAGES: 50 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU This poetic collaboration continued the work that Jide Badmus started in Scripture and Pamilerin Jacob in Memoir of Crushed Petals. Paper Planes… Continue reading REVIEW: PAPER PLANE IN THE RAIN IS A STRONG COLLABORATION BY TWO GREAT NIGERIAN POETS
While reading this text, you don’t get the feeling of a patronising, self-absorbed preacher talking down at his congregation but of a forgiving preacher who realizes he is as vulnerable to weakness as a human as much as the reader.
The Illuminant has moral and didactic lessons. The poet is almost like a seer who is trying to align mankind with morality.
In this book, the corporate world is laid bare and stripped of its mysteries through the keen eyes of a resolute and resourceful observer. You’d be surprised at how much you are not maximizing your potentials in your career until you meet this book.
TITLE: BUT HERE YOU ARE AUTHOR: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA GENRE: POETRY NO. OF PAGES: 33 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 ISBN: NILREVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Oyindamola’s But Here You Are needs careful analysis to garner the points they tender: subtle themes and ideas weaved in elevated imagery and concise language seeming pregnant… Continue reading REVIEW: OYINDAMOLA SUCCESSFULLY DROPS MEANINGS IN ‘BUT HERE YOU ARE’
TITLE: A BOY’S TEARS ON EARTH’S TONGUE AUTHOR: TUKUR OLORUNLOBA RIDWAN GENRE: POETRY NO. OF PAGES: 36 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Despite this baffling title, the poems in this collection leave the reader in no doubt of the poet’s thematic content and ideas in… Continue reading REVIEW: TUKUR’S ‘A BOY’S TEARS ON EARTH’S TONGUE’ COMMUNICATES IN CLEAR AND PRECISE DICTION