REVIEW: CONVERSATIONS, CONTEMPLATIONS AND PONDERATIONS REVEALS GOD IN MANY PARTS

TITLE: CONVERSATIONS, CONTEMPLATIONS AND PONDERATIONS AUTHOR: JESUDAMILARE GENRE: RELIGIOUS NUMBER OF PAGES: 72 PUBLISHER: WORDSMART, OKADABOOKS DATE OF PUBLICATION: NOVEMBER 22, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1979108065 REVIEWER: SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA Prior to reading Conversations, Contemplations and Ponderations, I have been fortunate to have several conversations with the author, Jesudamilare and to benefit, personally...

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REVIEW: UGBOMA’S ECHOES OF MERCY IS ‘TOLERANT, SURE TO ENCHANT ANY READER’

TITLE: ECHOES OF MERCY AUTHOR: IFEOMA IRENE UGBOMA GENRE: PROSE FICTION NUMBER OF PAGES: 132 PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-963-712-6 REVIEWER: EUGENE YAKUBU Echoes of Mercy is a moral and a didactic narrative which captures the war between man and his conscience, man and...

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GARRI FOR BREAKFAST: SEUN LARI-WILLIAMS IS ENTIRELY “A NIGERIAN” IN HIS POETRY

TITLE: GARRI FOR BREAKFAST AUTHOR: SEUN LARI-WILLIAMS GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 147 PUBLISHERS: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: NIL REVIEWER: OYINDAMOLA SHOOLA Seun Lari-Williams is entirely “a Nigerian” in his poetry. By this, I mean that, just like Tolu Akinyemi, he is very skilled in...

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REVIEW: POPOOLA’S ‘THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE’ HOLDS SUBTLE BUT MAJESTIC MEANINGS

TITLE: THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE AUTHOR: DAMILOLA POPOOLA GENRE: POETRY PAGES: 186 PAGES PUBLISHER: CREATESPACE DATE OF PUBLICATION: NOVEMBER 22, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1979108065 REVIEWER: SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA Damilola Popoola is a testimony to the revival of poetry, particularly in Nigeria and among Nigerian writers. The subtle but majestic meanings...

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FOR FATHERS WENT LIKE THIS: A REVIEW OF ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU’S ‘FOR BOYS WHO WENT’

TITLE: FOR BOYS WHO WENT AUTHOR: ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 42 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-978-547-414-5 REVIEWER: TOLA IJALUSI Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau recounts a curious phenomenon of poetry, imaging a kind of reality in promise of classic. He is an...

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REVIEW: KUKOGHO’S ‘WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS’ IS CHARGED WITH SUBTLE MESSAGES ON PSYCHIC DISORDERS AND TRAUMATIC IDENTITIES

Title: We Who Sowed Hurt and Beaded Pains Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Genre: Poetry Number of Pages: 66 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-961-655-8 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu For readers who are inclined to evoke didactic moral lessons from poetry, the central theme of Kukogho Iruesiri...

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REVIEW: THE AESTHETIC VALUE THAT KUKOGHO’S ‘WORDS OF EROS’ HOUSES CANNOT BE OVERESTIMATED

Title: Words of Eros Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Genre: Poetry Number of Pages: 60 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-961-655-8 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu What is peculiar to modern societies, in fact, is not that they consigned sex to a shadow existence, but that they dedicated...

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REVIEW: ‘PRAYING IN THOUGHTS’ BY J. T MARSHALL IS SURE TO CURE YOUR INSOMNIA

Title: Praying in Thoughts Author: J. T Marshall Genre: Motivational Number of Pages: 84 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-963-041-7 Reviewer: EUGENE YAKUBU TO SLEEP What sin was mine, sweet, silent boy- god Sleep Or what, poor sufferer, have I left undone,That I should lack...

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REVIEW: MAKERI’S ‘ROSES IN THE MINES’ IS A PERFECT ECOCRITICAL LITERARY PIECE

Title: Roses in the Mines Author: Gabriel S. Makeri Genre: Prose Faction Number of Pages: 202 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-963-040-0 Reviewer: EUGENE YAKUBU Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu Ever since the publication of Kaine Agary’s ‘Yellow- Yellow’, Nigerian writers have been making popular the form...

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REVIEW: ADEBAYO’S ‘POEHEARTIC’ CREATES NOSTALGIC FEELINGS OF PASSIONATE MOMENTS AND ROMANTIC ESCAPADES

Title: Poeheartic (Rhythms of Love) Author: Adebayo Kolawole Samuel Genre: Poetry Number of Pages: 70 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-959-183-1 Reviewer: EUGENE YAKUBU Hidden behind this somewhat unpromising title are superb verses creatively formed in literary aesthetics and figurative grandeur. This collection of poetry...

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