REVIEW: OYINDAMOLA SUCCESSFULLY DROPS MEANINGS IN ‘BUT HERE YOU ARE’

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...

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REVIEW: TUKUR’S ‘A BOY’S TEARS ON EARTH’S TONGUE’ COMMUNICATES IN CLEAR AND PRECISE DICTION

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...

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EZENWA-OHAETO REACHED A HEIGHT OF HONESTY, PASSION AND VULNERABILITY IN ‘I BURN INCENSES BEFORE SLEEP’: A REVIEW OF EOPP 2018 WINNING POEM BY OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA

For me, in ‘I Burn Incenses before Sleep’, Ezenwa-Ohaeto reached a height of honesty, passion and vulnerability, one that flawlessly implements its didactics and has the power to affect people, things and systems that we hold on to religiously.

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REVIEW: IKWUEMESIBE’S ‘THE BIG MAN’ DOMESTICATES THEMES AND DICTION TO SUIT HIS READERS

Title: The Big ManAuthor: F.O.C. IkwuemesibeGenre: PoetryNo. of Pages: 78Publishers: Words Rhymes and RhythmYear of Publication: 2019ISBN: 978-978-969-514-0Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu The Big Man contains poems that discuss issues of society, politics, identify, creativity and environment and virtually all categories of readers will appreciate it. The collection contains verses that will...

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REVIEW: OPIGO RECONSTRUCTS DECADES OF HISTORY IN THE SONG OF OUR FATHER AND HE DOES IT SO COMPREHENSIVELY…IT IS A NETWORK OF PROSE AND POETRY AND DRAMA

TITLE: THE SONG OF OUR FATHER AUTHORS: EMMANUEL AYIBAEMI FRANK-OPIGO GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-969-512-6 NO. OF PAGES: 258 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU The Song of our Father is an experimental prosaic poetry that has history, culture and tradition as its primary...

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REVIEW: GARKO’S WHEN DAY BREAKS FEELS CO-AUTHORED BY AUTHOR AND READER; THE ELEGANT POEMS ‘LEAVE THE READER BEGGING FOR MORE’

TITLE: WHEN DAY BREAKS AUTHORS: ADAMU USMAN GARKO GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-969-289-7 NO. OF PAGES: 54 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Behind this unpromising title are promising verses that will hold a reader spellbound with the wittiness, precision of imagination and prominent...

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REVIEW: DURU’S ‘THE TRUE MASTERSHIP OF YOUR BEING’ IS A COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON LIFE AND LIVING, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIRTUE AND MORALITY

TITLE: THE TRUE MASTERSHIP OF YOUR BEING: CONQUER EARTH AND MAKE HEAVEN [THE MASTERSHIP SERIES BOOK 1] AUTHORS: FELIX ABAYOMI DURU GENRE: RELIGIOUS PROSE PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-969-287-3 NO. OF PAGES: 298 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU “You might be doing so well already; this...

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REVIEW: THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS’ COURAGEOUS VERSES PRICKS THE READER’S CONSCIENCE

TITLE: VOICE OF THE VOICELESS (LIFE & ABORTION POETRY ANTHOLOGY SERIES) AUTHOR: ADESORO SEGUN EMMANUEL (EDITOR) GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-969-513-3 NO. OF PAGES: 130 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU These deeply humanistic poems with soul-searching questions about life and choices offer different perspectives...

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REVIEW: ‘UNALLOYED’ IS AN ACCOMMODATING AND EMPATHIC PAINKILLER, A PERFECT READ FOR YOUTHS, COUPLES, AND EVEN LOVERS

TITLE: UNALLOYED: SEXUAL PURITY THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUTH AUTHORS: TOLULOPE ADELEKE GENRE: INSPIRATIONAL (RELIGIOUS) PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-55613-4-0 NO. OF PAGES: 100 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Unalloyed by Tolulope Adeleke is on a journey to saving lost souls drowning in the ocean...

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