REVIEW: ‘LET ME RUN MAD TODAY’ WILL NEVER BE A BORING READ FOR ANY LOVER OF POETRY, ART AND LITERATURE

TITLE: LET ME RUN MAD TODAY  AUTHOR: OPE DARA  GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-966-923-3 NO. OF PAGES: 62 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Buried in this vivacious title are stunning words that can stir and command all sorts of emotions and feelings all at once....

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REVIEW: IN ‘HEELS ON STEEL’ DARA PORTRAYS THE DIFFERENT FACETS OF GENDER IN THE SOCIETY

TITLE: HEELS ON STEEL  AUTHOR: OPE DARA  GENRE: DRAMA PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-966-924-0 NO. OF PAGES: 78 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Heels on Steel is a family drama which is set in the home of Chief Adeleke, a tolerant middle-aged husband of a radical feminist. Ope...

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REVIEW: ‘EVEN THE RICH BEG’ IS A MOVING STORY OF PAIN AND PASSION, POVERTY AND WEALTH…

TITLE: EVEN THE RICH BEG AUTHOR: ONYEBUCHI OBIDIMARU GENRE: PROSE FICTION PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-965-581-6 NO. OF PAGES: 122 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Even the Rich Beg contains gritty realism of everyday life in Nigeria. Despite the unpromising title, this tale promises a patch-up...

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REVIEW: ‘WHEN GOD FALL’S IN LOVE’ IS RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD AND UNDERSTAND GOD

TITLE: WHEN GOD FALLS IN LOVE AUTHOR: OLUWATOSIN OLABODE GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-965-994-4 NO. OF PAGES: 66 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU When God Falls in Love is a morality poem set against a Judaeo-Christian backdrop of faith, grace, piety and the...

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REVIEW: IN ‘REBIRTH’ JULIANA BARES ALL HER TRUTHS FOR OTHERS TO LEARN

TITLE: REBIRTH AUTHOR: JULIANA OLAYODE GENRE: FICTION (AUTOBIOGRAPHY) NUMBER OF PAGES: 150 PUBLISHERS: THE LOVE FACTORY YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Rebirth, Juliana Olayode’s...

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REVIEW: BRIGHT IGBINIGUN DISTINGUISHES HIMSELF IN ‘I MUST RETURN HOME’

TITLE: I MUST RETURN HOME AUTHOR: BRIGHT IGBINIGUN GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 51 PUBLISHERS: CREATESPACE YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA Writers bear a great responsibility to document our history and our predictions of the future. We even bear greater responsibility in penning solutions to society’s many....

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REVIEW: PAMILERIN ‘GIVES A VOICE TO STRANGE THOUGHTS’ IN MEMOIR OF CRUSHED PETALS

TITLE: MEMOIR OF CRUSHED PETALS AUTHOR: PAMILERIN JACOB GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 100 PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-963-998-4 REVIEWER:  Oyindamola Shoola Without doubt, Pamilerin Jacob is a phenomenal writer whose words cut through many norms that have gotten too comfortable in Nigeria. He...

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CHIMAMANDA’S AMERICANAH IS AN ENCHANTING TALE, ENCIRCLING EVERYDAY’S LIFE

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: Nket Godwin It is no doubt, Chimamanda’s narrative prowess. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half Of A Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, etc, has emerged with another intriguing, fascinating,...

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REVIEW: OKPARANTA’S ‘UNDER THE UDALA TREES’ IS A TIMELY GIFT TO THE WHOLE WORLD

TITLE: UNDER THE UDALA TREES AUTHOR: CHINELO OKPARANTA GENRE: PROSE FICTION NO. OF PAGES: 328 PUBLISHERS: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-0-544-00344-6 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU [W]ithdraw emotional and sexual energies from men, and work out various alternatives  for those energies in their own lives… disengaging from male-...

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