CHIGOZIE OBIOMA'S 'THE FISHERMEN' IS ABOUT FISH-SIZED DREAMS – a review by Emmanuel O. Dairo

TITLE: THE FISHERMEN AUTHOR: CHIGOZIE OBIOMA GENRE: PROSE FICTION PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 304 ISBN: 0316338370 (10), 978-0316338370 (13) REVIEWER: Emmanuel O. Dairo “Follow us, and we will make you fishermen!’—and we followed.” And in following, the narrator, Ben, and his three brothers plunged...

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IDADA DELVES INTO THE DARKER RECESSES OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IN 'BY MY OWN HANDS' – a review by Sandra Whiteley

TITLE: BY MY OWN HANDS AUTHOR: JUDE IDADA GENRE: PROSE FICTION, THRILLER PUBLISHER: CREOTERNITY BOOKS YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 410 ISBN: 978-1501080562 (13), 1501080563 (10) REVIEWER: Sandra Whiteley “By My Own Hands” Jude Idada’s first novel is a dramatic journey into what drives us as human beings. Whether it...

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EBIDENYEFA’S VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IS A DUALITY OF THE ABUSED AND THE ABUSER – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: VULNERABLE CHRONICLES AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: PROSE PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 144 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo Life is interesting in its multicolored mixtures. There isn’t a single whole to life. Life is a million broken pieces of experiences. Ebidenyefa Tarila Nikade depicts some of...

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VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IN A SEASON OF SEXUAL ASSAULT a review by Michael Afenfia

TITLE: VULNERABLE CHRONICLES AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: PROSE PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 144 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Michael Afenfia Vulnerable Chronicles is a coming of age story. It tells the tale of four friends Ayaere, Angela, Daniella and Pauline. Interestingly, their story begins on the last day...

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EBIDENYEFA ACHIEVES BEAUTY AND MEANING IN ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’: a review by Rosemary Utavie-Jerry

TITLE: THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 95 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Rosemary Utavie-Jerry ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’ is a collection of 58 poems which addresses various issues of life. The poet explores the power...

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FACTS AND FALLACIES IN EMEKA ANIAGOLU’S 'EJIMA': a review by Salamatu Sule

TITLE: EJIMA AUTHOR: EMEKA ANIAGOLU GENRE: Historical/Science Fiction PUBLISHER: Griot Press USA, Inc YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 283 ISBN: 13:978-1508769026; 10: 1508769028 REVIEWER: Salamatu Sule Emeka Aniagolu is the author of the critically acclaimed Black Mustard Seed (Nominated for the Commonwealth Prize), African Glimpses: Three Short Stories Dreadlocks & the Seven...

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AKPOVETA’S ‘GORILLA OF THE NIGER DELTA’ PACKS MULTIFARIOUS CONFLICTS IN ONE: a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: GORILLA OF THE NIGER DELTA AUTHOR: AKPOVIRI AKPOVETA PRINCE GENRE: FICTION PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015 ISBN: 978-1512348422 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo Humans are living stories and literature (fiction especially) is a slipcase for them. Gorilla of the Niger Delta draws on the wealth of human lurid issues and...

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EBIDENYEFA EMPLOYS IMAGES TO STIR, INCITE in ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’: a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: Poetry PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm, 2015 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo I should tell you something about this book ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’ before anything else; at a point you will stop reading it, you will be purged,...

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ALBERT SERAPHIN’s ‘THE CLARION CALL’: a Review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: THE CLARION CALL AUTHOR: ALBERT SERAPHIN GENRE: Poetry PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm, 2015 ISBN: 978-978-947-213-0 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo The poems in ‘THE CLARION CALL’ are knitted together. They are tale bearers. Very interesting is how they are looped to form a whole of everything. Almost everything is in this...

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'HALF OF A MELLOW SUM': a review of by Oyin Oludipe Samuel

Film: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN Director: BIYI BANDELE Screenplay: BIYI BANDELE Producer(s): Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan Run time: 111 minutes Reviewer: OYIN OLUDIPE SAMUEL Biyi Bandele’s film adaptation of the 2006 novel, Half of a Yellow Sun is bold as well as daring. To think that Adichie’s beautiful sentences would materialize into camera light...

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