Kukogho Iruesiri Samson poetry collection WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS is a genius argument for suicide and mirrors the emotions of those who travel that path.
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.
ADENIYI’S ‘THE EFFECTUAL, FERVENT PRAYER’ IS PURPOSEFUL, NOT PATRONISING & FOR THOSE WILLING TO TREAD THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
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.
REVIEW: EMMANUEL FAITH LAYS BARE THE MYSTERIES OF THE CORPORATE WORLD IN CHRONICLES OF AN INTERN, ‘A BIBLE FOR INTERNS’
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...
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...
REVIEW: OKORIE’S THE MEN THAT COULDN’T LOVE ME ‘TORTURES THE READER WHILE CREATIVELY EXPLORING UNREQUITED LOVE’
Okorie’s The Men That Couldn’t Love Me did a great job in torturing the reader, while creatively exploring a lover’s endless cycle of wanting despite not being wanted: imagine reading “I want you” in different languages and other words for about a thousand times.
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.