‘Ode to Mother Tongue’ is a showdown of choruses of West African voices. In it, we read poets who appealed to the language of their hearts in the composition of their verses, in order to reach the audiences’ hearts. Indeed, the heart-of-the-matter in the edition’s theme ‘Mother Tongue’ is a matter of the heart.
These poets have clearly come to terms with the issues and sufferings the coronavirus pandemic wrought upon the world. They help us to come to terms with it as well.
Another unique thing about Emmanuel is that he draws inspiration from what is familiar. As such, Lagos Doesn’t Sleep stands out as a testament to how literature remains the eyes of our current events and a concubine to history.
Mahe’s poetry has the ability to drop necessary meanings in little lines, and of enthralling readers with carefully chosen diction.
Walter has assembled the most vivid of characters and personalities, history, geography and cities in A Policeman’s Lot. London comes to life as the narrator transcends one stage of his life to the other and the writer has done justice to both the story and the settings of the story which indulges us to go out looking to feel the settings, and of course as existent as the story itself.
In his “trilogy” – Walking Truths, That Beautiful Picture and Colours and Borders, Di Poet employs the services of an orchestra to enliven his poems for audiences seeking the unification of entertainment and aesthetics.
1001 Singing Success Secrets is engaging and conversational. I must recommend Adetisola for this all-encompassing, comprehensive and insightful book on music and singing.
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson poetry collection WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS is a genius argument for suicide and mirrors the emotions of those who travel that path.
As I Stroke my Chin Hairs might seem just like a poet’s testament to his personal experiences. It has done more than that. It uses the poet as a backdrop to discuss bigger social and political issues, delving into topics of identity, life, nationalism, love, and adolescence.
Haggai’s Storm in a Pot is worth reading and it promises to not fail the intriguing and attractive title it has.