THE POET AS A VOICE OF CONSCIENCE: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF AGARAU’S FOR BOYS WHO WENT by Ayoola Goodness

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: AYOOLA GOODNESS Often times, I do pause to ask myself, in the reality of it and if I should say, on the...

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A CLEARED VIEW OF WORDS, AESTHETICS ANALYSIS: A REVIEW OF GOODNESS OLANREWAJU AYOOLA ‘MEDITATION’

TITLE: Meditation AUTHOR: Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm, Abuja-Nigeria GENRE: Poetry YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 PAGES: 121 ISBN: 978-978-954-244-4 REVIEWER: Nosakhare Collins The world we live in is conjure into played-words full with beautiful art and pieces of riff, as God has give everyone the ability to...

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OF UNHEARD VOICES AND REALITIES: a review of Shoola Oyindamola’s HEARTBEAT by Tola Ijalusi

Title: HEARTBEAT Genre: Poetry Author: Shoola Oyindamola Publisher: AuthorHouse Year of Publication: 2015 Number of Pages: 136 ISBN: 978-1-4969-6966-8 (sc) Reviewer: Tola Ijalusi “The female poets thus deserve attention because they not only constitute some of the unheard voices, but they also possess significant insights into realities of contemporary times.”...

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CHIMAMANDA DIMINISHES GENDER ROLES IN ‘TO DEAR IJEAWELE, OR A FEMINIST MANIFESTO IN FIFTEEN SUGGESTIONS’ — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

This is a feminist book about marriage, parenthood and how to raise a female child. Chimamanda makes it clear that there is no argument, no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’ to what a female should want for herself as a feminist. She says, “I matter equally. Full stop.” She also clarifies that there is...

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WITH DEFT HONESTLY, MARGARET SAMMY’S AMARYLLIS USES FREE VERSE TO EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: AMARYLLIS: HOW CAN I GO ON? AUTHOR: MARGARET SAMMY GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 60 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-3-8 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This poetry collection touches various issues of life. With fifty one poems, Margaret Sammy isn’t short of thoughts on...

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JIDE BADMUS’ THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD EVALUATES THE PLACE OF THOUGHTS IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF EVERYTHING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD AUTHOR: JIDE BADMUS GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 88 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-7-6 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO This poetry collection is divided into 5 chapters and an epilogue. Jide Badmus’ THERE IS A STORM IN...

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IN DAVE CHUKWUJI’S CITY OF GOLD AND RUST, LOVE IS A MEASURE OF LIFE’S CONTRADICTIONS – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: CITY OF GOLD AND RUST AUTHOR: dave chukwuji GENRE: Prose/Fiction NUMBER OF PAGES: 121 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-54741-8-3 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO In CITY OF GOLD AND RUST, modernity and traditions clash and the rustic marries the exotic. Dave Chukwuji writes a...

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LUVVIE’S ‘I’M JUDGING YOU’ IS A HUMOROUS GUIDE AGAINST IGNORANCE — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: I’M JUDGING YOU AUTHOR: LUVVIE AJAYI GENRE: Op-Ed NUMBER OF PAGES: 256 PUBLISHER: Holt Paperbacks DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 13, 2016 ISBN: 978-1627796064 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola If more books like Luvvie Ajayi’s ‘I’M JUDGING YOU’ are written and if more platforms are open to criticize certain behaviors in society,...

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‘FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED’ IS ANOTHER GAME CHANGER FROM TOLU AKINYEMI — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: FUNNY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED AUTHOR: TOLU AKINYEMI GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 159 PUBLISHER: Heart of Words UK DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 9, 2017 ISBN: 978-9785359763 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola From experience, I have come to believe that a writer, after a first success, must work at least twice...

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