Book Title: ECHOES OF CONSCIENCE
Author(s) Name: KENNEDY CHIBU AMAECHI JR.
Publisher: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS
Year of Publication: 2016
Number of Pages: 120
Reviews: OF MUFFLED VOICES AND SEARED CONSCIENCES: REVISITING THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL STATE THROUGH KENN AMAECHI JNR’S ECHOES OF CONSCIENCE— a review by AYOOLA GOODNESS
In these poems, Ken has evinced the challenges and opportunities of my country. He has, in few interesting lines, laid bare the language with which we speak about fear, about patriotism and about the future. Ken has shown that we are but a nation yet to harness its full potential. His words are a reflection of what he is; a passionate optimist whose voice always says “let build new dreams…And Iroko height hopes”, these were excerpts from Ken’s poem ‘Tell them’. They are a reflection of a man I have known for over a decade. A man that has travelled the east and west of this country; has seen the south and north of our territorial frontiers. And like a sailor, he is home to tell the story of his voyage. In letters, he has again awakened the strands of my reflections about Nigeria, as every line sparks mixed emotions about the story of nation in transition, a people so resilient and a conviction that suppresses every fear.
– Abubakar Kagu PhD, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
The collections, ECHOES OF CONSCIENCE, echoed all the fears and concerns I had for my dear country Nigeria before I set out to the United States to further my education. Thought provoking and written from the purity of heart, it is very obvious that ken has passed through the labyrinths of Nigeria’s social and political dislocations.
His poetic collections are a true testament of our collective experiences. I see this poetic collection as yet another reminder that as a country and a society we live on the edges of life because our shared desire for economic, political, religious, social, and cultural liberty is yet to be made perfect. The poet has given us hope, that in all these chaos we can one day rise above the temperamental weaknesses that draw back our awakening and reach that greater good. Ken we are proud of you, well done!
– Nwamaka Anaza, Assistant Professor and Educator, Southern ILLINOIS University Carbondale, U.S.A
Kenn Amaechi’s ‘Echoes of Conscience’ is a creative, thought-provoking, and soul searching anthology of poems. His style portrays a poet conscious of his environment and one with an eye for the emancipation of a people trapped in a quagmire of indecision.
I recommend unreservedly, this anthology for all those seeking answers to questions of hope and aspiration and to those who dream of a better society.
– Augustine Arimoro, LLB Maiduguri, LLM (Commercial Law) Derby, Solicitor and Advocate
I have recommended the high level of thinking of the author, very philosophical that reminds me of ibn Khaldun, one of the best Arabian poets of his time. Each line I read is so precise and though provoking not so surprised it emanated from an aspiring member of the most learned profession.
– Kamal Alh Daud, Senior Lecturer, Department of Shari’a Law, University of Maiduguri
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