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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

REVIEW: NWODIBO’S POEMS IN ‘ECHOES FROM NIGERIA’ ARE HIGHLY READABLE, RELEVANT TO INDIVIDUALS AND THE NIGERIAN NATION

TITLE: ECHOES FROM NIGERIA AUTHORS: NWODIBO EKECHUKWU GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-55613-7-1 NO. OF PAGES: 132 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Ekechukwu’s collection accounts for most of the topical issues evident in Nigeria, hence the promising title delivers in its catchiness. From Echoes from...

Continue reading

REVIEW: SARAH ALUKO PASSIONATELY PENNED ‘FIRSTBORN’ TO PERFECTION

TITLE: FIRSTBORN AUTHOR: SARAH ALUKO GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 148 PUBLISHERS: CREATESPACE YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-0995723801 REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA Sarah Aluko cautiously penned her first book – Firstborn, to perfection! Reading the book, I concluded that Sarah has written with the same passion and admiration as a mother towards...

Continue reading

REVIEW: PREPARE TO BE “AROUSED AND ENTHRALLED” WITH SIGNIFICANTLY “SUBLIME AND GRACEFUL EXPRESSIONS” IN OGAR’S ‘FIRST LIGHT’

TITLE: FIRST LIGHT: 50 SELECTED POEMS AUTHOR: LUKE OGAR GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-967-585-2 NO. OF PAGES: 70 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU First Light is witty and the author should be applauded for his interesting rhyme pattern and its ability to make...

Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘A WALK IN HER SHOES’ IS UNPRETENTIOUS, “EMINENTLY READABLE AND RELATABLE” WITH DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES

TITLE: A WALK IN HER SHOES AUTHORS: YEWANDE OGUNNUBI & TOMISIN OGUNNUBI GENRE: PROSE (NON-FICTION) PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES AND RHYTHMS LTD YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 ISBN: 978-978-55613-9-5 NO. OF PAGES: 102 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU In this deeply emotional account, mother and daughter recount stories from their unique perspectives. A Walk in her...

Continue reading