REVIEW: IN ‘TO BEE A HONEY’, OYINDAMOLA BECOMES A SINGER OF SWEET TUNES

Title: TO BEE A HONEY Genre: Poetry Author: Oyindamola Publisher: Createspace Year of Publication: 2017 Number of Pages: 94 ISBN: 978-1542954174 Reviewer: Kehinde Badiru As she opens what would become a soothing performance in our heart(s) as well as a communion with the bees that lives in us, we can only wait to see what the future...

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REVIEW: TONI KAN’S MASTERPIECE ‘THE CARNIVOROUS CITY’ IS A STORY OF HUMAN STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL

TITLE: The Carnivorous City AUTHOR: Toni Kan GENRE: Autobiography, Motivational PUBLISHER: Cassava Republic Press YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 NUMBER OF PAGES: 241 ISBN: 1911115243 (10), 978-1911115243 (13) REVIEWER: Victor Adedayo When Abel left for Lagos in search of his missing brother, little did he know that Lagos is a carnivorous...

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BASHIRAT’S ‘FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE’ IS AN ARCHIVE OF PAINS, LOSES, A GUIDEBOOK TO SURVIVAL

TITLE: FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE AUTHOR: Bashirat Abdulwahab GENRE: Autobiography, Motivational PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 81 ISBN: 978-978-961-999-3 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo  Everybody should write their book really. We do not only carry stories around in us, sometimes we carry pains, and...

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METICULOUSLY WRITTEN ‘PRISONS OF OUR REALM’ IS ‘A GIFT TO ISLAM’ THAT HAS ‘SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’

TITLE: PRISONS of OUR REALM AUTHOR: Rahmer Mustapha Goni GENRE: Non-fiction, Religious Motivational PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 84 ISBN: 978-978-54741-9-0 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo  This is a very religious book that approaches multi issues of life. With Prisons of Our Realm, Rahmer...

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‘AT WAR WITH LOVE’ BREAK’S CULTURAL BOUNDARIES CONCERNING WOMEN WITHOUT SHAME

TITLE: At War With Love GENRE: Poetry AUTHOR: Christtie Jay PUBLISHER: Createspace YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 NUMBER OF PAGES: 204 ISBN: 978-1973791195 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola I admire how many young poets of this century that publish their books, write in a way that cater to a reader’s understanding. Their poetry...

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DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS DARES TO SYMPATHETICALLY ADDRESS HOMOSEXUALITY IN AFRICA a review by Eugene Yakubu

TITLE: WALKING WITH SHADOWS AUTHOR: JUDE DIBIA GENRE: PROSE FICTION NUMBER OF PAGES: 216 PUBLISHER: Lulu.com DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 141161934X (10), 978-1411619340 (13) REVIEWER: Eugene Yakubu Controversial novel by Jude Dibia ‘Walking with Shadows’ emerged at a time when Nigeria was battling with the idea of homosexuality as...

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KAINE AGARY’S ‘YELLOW- YELLOW’ CAPTURES NIGER DELTA ‘OIL POLITICS’ IN A WITTY, GRAPHIC MANNER WITH BITING SARCASM  a review by Eugene Yakubu

TITLE: YELLOW- YELLOW AUTHOR: KAINE AGARY GENRE: PROSE FICTION NUMBER OF PAGES: 179 PUBLISHER: DTALKSHOP DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 9780708332 (10), 978-9780708337 (13) REVIEWER: Eugene Yakubu Kaine Agary’s ‘Yellow- Yellow’ is a simplistic and humorous narrative that opens up complex issues swirling around ‘oil politics’ in the Niger Delta...

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I WROTE THIS FOR YOU: “EVERY LINE IS A QUOTE TO BE FRAMED AND HUNG ON THE WALL”

TITLE:  I WROTE THIS FOR YOU AUTHOR: SAMIRA HARUNA SANUSI GENRE: Poetry/Quotes NUMBER OF PAGES: 60 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-958-504-5 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This book is multi-shades of pains, brokenness, love, heartbreak and redemption all rolled up in one. Samira Haruna Sanusi...

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HELON HABILA’S ‘THE CHIBOK GIRLS’ IS A CREATIVE HISTORICITY a review by Eugene Yakubu

Helon Habila’s daring narrative ‘The Chibok Girls’ cannot be strictly placed within the novel tradition in African literature because of its overly journalistic and subjective narration. Memoir it might be, though not certainly. However, this is a creative historicity of the physical and political rubble that has turned out to...

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