Ukamaka explores feminism and its subsets—the resoluteness of cultures around the world to commoditize and possess women, and female complicity in patriarchy, among others. I consider Ogadinma a very important story because of how it zooms in on areas of feminism that we barely talk about.
Two brothers, thirty poems, and spellbinding language. Didactic. Poignant. Riveting!
The Golden Rule sums a comprehensive guide to connecting with God and living a positive life. It is a sane voice in the chaos and turmoil that we are living in right now.
In this Hollywood-like thriller, the author delivers a classic using vivid descriptions and exciting narration to grab the readers’ attention while landing them gently with his simple diction.
Through the Eye of a Needle opens the sore of the world. In this collection one is face to face with the effect of the pandemic in a different part of the world; even in the lives of people in different places.
The language and metaphors are fresh and domesticated. While reading, we have a sense of place in the poems. The poet brings us to the local setting where he derives his inspiration from.
Reading this collection feels like walking down a lonely path in the middle of a forest, smells of cold soil and earthworms, the scent of flowers and green plants, sunbeams seeping through the leaves to touch the earth.
Like visionary leaders, Duru believes what ties us together as a nation is more than what separates us whether from the North or South or East or West.
The poems are surreal, like something in a dream, dissipating like mist and seducing the reader to step out of his head and go searching for meaning. Like every good work of art, How to View the World from a Glass Prism allows the reader to pick out diverse meanings in each line.
OmoAkin shows commendable adeptness with structure and tone, her rhythm is near perfect and the atmosphere and mood of her poems couldn’t have been better. Broken Strings isn’t clouded with irrelevant allusions and over-flowery diction.