PYROKARDIA’S ‘BROKEN WISHBONES & EMPTY SPACES’ UNRAVELS THE MELANCHOLY IN LOVE — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: BROKEN WISHBONES & EMPTY SPACES AUTHOR: PYROKARDIA (OGUNFOWODU OLUFEMI) GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: PUBLISHER: CreateSpace DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 22, 2017 ISBN: 978-1539668152 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola It is just so heartrending how love cannot heal within a lifetime what it beaks within seconds. Pyrokardia is most certainly a...

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IN ‘QUESTIONS FOR ADA’, UMEBINYUO RECLAIMS WOMANHOOD WITH PRIDE — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: QUESTIONS FOR ADA AUTHOR: IJEOMA UMEBINYUO GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 248 PUBLISHER: CreateSpace DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 7, 2015 ISBN: 978-1505984347 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola In QUESTIONS FOR ADA, Ijeoma Umebinyuo reclaims womanhood with pride, strength, and compassion. Umebinyuo wrote healing to loss and brokenness, honesty and love for...

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KELVIN OBARETI’S ‘EMOTIONS AND BELIEF’ IS DOWN TO EARTH, REALISTIC — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: EMOTIONS AND BELIEF AUTHOR: KELVIN OBARETI GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 140 PUBLISHER: Lulu DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 18, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-4477-9872-9 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola KELVIN OBARETI’s EMOTIONS AND BELIEF is a journal, very realistic about how we communicate to (and with) ourselves and the unseen but real beings...

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OF MUFFLED VOICES AND SEARED CONSCIENCES: REVISITING THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL STATE THROUGH KENN AMAECHI JNR’S ECHOES OF CONSCIENCE— a review by AYOOLA GOODNESS

TITLE: ECHOES OF CONSCIENCE AUTHOR: KENN AMAECHI JNR. GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 120 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-952-001-5 REVIEWER: AYOOLA GOODNESS Politics is a determinant for the success or failure of a society— and society is the people. With what goes on...

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THE SEARCH FOR MEANING: AN ANALYSIS OF KENN AMAECHI JNR’S THE QUEST— a review by AYOOLA GOODNESS

TITLE: THE QUEST AUTHOR: KENN AMAECHI JNR. GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 114 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-952-751-9 REVIEWER: AYOOLA GOODNESS Man is a restless spirit and true to this, there is always that point in time where a man, whether of noble...

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WHEN LIVING MATTERS: A REVIEW OF ALOZOR MICHAEL IKECHUKWU’S ECHOES AND SHADOWS by Ayoola Goodness

TITLE: ECHOES AND SHADOWS AUTHOR: ALOZOR MICHAEL IKECHUKWU GENRE: POETRY NUMBER OF PAGES: 82 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-956-860-4 REVIEWER: AYOOLA GOODNESS Life, in the actual sense, matters. And for this sole reason, I hold a strong point of view that it is...

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MOTHERHOOD AND MODERN ARTISTIC CONCEIT—FINDING NEW INSPIRATIONS: A THEMATIC CRITIQUE OF ANITA OGBONNA’S LETTERS TO MAMA by Ayoola Goodness

TITLE: LETTERS TO MAMA AUTHOR: ANITA OGBONNA GENRE: POETRY AND PROSE NUMBER OF PAGES: 54 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2016 ISBN: 978-978-54741-1-4 REVIEWER: AYOOLA GOODNESS The discourse on motherhood cannot be over-emphasized. It is a blessing—a gift of life— a grace—a sacrosanct establishment for existence....

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‘SO LONG A LETTER’ SHOWS AFRICAN WOMEN DON’T NEED THE ‘FEMINIST’ TAG TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: SO LONG A LETTER AUTHOR: MARIAMA BA TRANSLATOR: MODUPE BODE-THOMAS GENRE: Prose NUMBER OF PAGES: 96 PUBLISHER: Waveland Press, Inc. DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 21, 2012 (1st Edition) ISBN: 978-1577668060 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola I have always thirsted to read a book that showcases African feminism and MARIAMA BA’s SO...

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PYROKARDIA’S ‘A BEAUTIFUL MESS’ IS FILLED WITH GENUINE HUMAN EMOTIONS — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: A BEAUTIFUL MESS AUTHOR: PYROKARDIA (Ogunfowodu Obafemi) GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 140 PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 28, 2016 ISBN: 978-1534749184 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola Pyrokardia’s ‘A BEAUTIFUL MESS’ is the first of its kind from a Nigerian writer – a book written endlessly about...

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