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SEUN G. FABAYO’S ‘APPARITION’ IS IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

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GENRE: Poetry
PUBLISHER: Outskirts Press
DATE OF PUBLICATION: December 11, 2015
ISBN: 978-1478749783
REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola

I came across ‘APPARITION’, a beautiful collection of poems by SEUN G. FABAYO, during one of my searches for books by Nigerian writers.

Seun is definitely creative and special. His work is the first of its kind that I and reading from a young, 21st century African writer. As an African, I was initially surprised by his style of writing and his choice of words.

His diction can be compared to the likes of Wilfred Owen, and, in a way, the famous Williams Shakespeare.

APPARITION is in a class of its own. It is compelling in a strange way and strange in a compelling way. It opens a whole new perspective to this thing called life.

What I enjoyed the most about it is his word coinages and use of symbolism, in a creative attempt at conveying meanings to his audience.

I must however say this book requires patience (and a dictionary) if it must be understood. I am more likely to recommend it to poets, especially those familiar with traditional poetry.

Buy Apparition on Amazon.

About Post Author

Oyindamola Shoola

SHOOLA OYINDAMOLA was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a published poet, a feminist, a mentor, a blogger and Co-founder and Resource manager of Sprinng Literary Movement. She loves to writes poems, essays and her non-classifiable opinions. She uses her writing skills with her feminist drive to discuss the gender injustices that need to be fixed. Her first collection of poems is titled “Heartbeat”. Her second, To Bee A Honey, was published in 2017.