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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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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