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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REVIEW: ADEBAYO SHINES A NEW LIGHT ON LOVE IN ‘POEHEARTIC’

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: AYOOLA GOODNESS OLANREWAJU Love is a journey. And to undertake such experience within the radius of the pen is a serious business of...

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DAMI SKILLFULLY CONVEYS MEANINGS IN “A WOMAN’S BODY IS A COUNTRY”

TITLE: A WOMAN’S BODY IS A COUNTRY AUTHOR: Dami Ajayi GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 69 PUBLISHER: Ouida Books DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-97896283919 PREVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola  Prior to reading A Woman’s Body is a Country, I had the opportunity to spend few hours with Dami Ajayi, who was at New York for a...

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REVIEW: EGBOKARE’S ‘DAZZLING MIRAGE’ SUCCESSFULLY USED LITERATURE AS A VEHICLE TO DISCUSS GENOTYPE COMPATIBILITY AND SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

Title: Dazzling Mirage Author: Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare Genre: Prose Fiction Number of Pages: 159 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-961-653-4 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu Contemporary literary narratives have transcended the transience of “art for art sake” and inculcate sociological discourses and issues that cover man and...

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REVIEW: ‘BOLD’ AMERICANAH NARRATIVE ACCOUNTS FOR AFRICAN MIGRANTS’ VILE MEANS OF SURVIVAL IN AMERICA

Title: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Prose Fiction Publisher: Farafina Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978- 978-51084-3-9 No. of Pages: 477 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed novelist whose narratives have had a wide range of cordial reception around different parts of the world. The...

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REVIEW: ‘CARICATURE OF COLORS’ TRANSCENDS INTO THE HUES OF HUMANITY AND GROWTH

TITLE: Caricature of Colors GENRE: Poetry AUTHOR: Olanrewaju Oranyeli PUBLISHER: CreateSpace YEAR OF PUBLICATION: August, 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 136 ISBN: 978-1546444114 REVIEWER: Oyindamola Shoola “Olanrewaju has penned words that authenticate human emotions while concurrently guiding the reader to draw wisdom from experiences. With superb use of imagery, Olanrewaju kidnaps a reader’s attention...

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REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

Title: There Was a Country Author: Chinua Achebe Genre: Memoir, Historical Narrative Publisher: Penguin Year of Publication: 2012 Number of Pages: 352 ISBN: 978- 1- 846-14792-0 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu One notable event which has sparked the inspiration for novel writing in the last twenty years is the Nigerian civil War of...

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