REVISITING BIAFURU: OUR STORY OF MISERY AND SURVIVAL

Sometimes the pains of one’s origin become unbearable when the urge to ask what killed your grandfather and grandmother keeps revisiting you over and over without seeking your permission. Sometimes when you keep seeing the amputated leg of your father dangling as he walks here and there and the tattered broken home of your grandparents,… Continue reading REVISITING BIAFURU: OUR STORY OF MISERY AND SURVIVAL

‘NOTES TO MY GOD’: FEMI PETERS DISPLAYS BARE THOUGHTS WITH POETIC FLAIR a review by Jide Badmus

TITLE: NOTES TO MY GODAUTHOR: FEMI PETERSGENRE: POETRYNUMBER OF PAGES: 161PUBLISHER: Zayzee WritesDATE OF PUBLICATION: 2017ISBN: –REVIEWER: Jide Badmus ‘Notes to My God’ is a collection of verses as the author likes to call it. The verses display bare thoughts that seek not the cover of poetic flair; they are wrapped only in thin transparent… Continue reading ‘NOTES TO MY GOD’: FEMI PETERS DISPLAYS BARE THOUGHTS WITH POETIC FLAIR a review by Jide Badmus

ODIA OFEIMUN’S ‘THE POET LIED’ IS FOREVER RELEVANT — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: THE POET LIED AUTHOR: ODIA OFEIMUN GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 110 PUBLISHER: Longman Group Limited UK DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1980 ISBN: 978-978-48735-3-6 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola In THE POET LIED, ODIA OFEIMUN admirably satirized  the controversies and complications in Nigerian politics. In some of the poems, he wrote about love, admiration and the perks of being… Continue reading ODIA OFEIMUN’S ‘THE POET LIED’ IS FOREVER RELEVANT — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

CHIGOZIE OBIOMA'S 'THE FISHERMEN' IS ABOUT FISH-SIZED DREAMS – a review by Emmanuel O. Dairo

TITLE: THE FISHERMEN AUTHOR: CHIGOZIE OBIOMA GENRE: PROSE FICTION PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 304 ISBN: 0316338370 (10), 978-0316338370 (13) REVIEWER: Emmanuel O. Dairo “Follow us, and we will make you fishermen!’—and we followed.” And in following, the narrator, Ben, and his three brothers plunged their hooks headlong into the… Continue reading CHIGOZIE OBIOMA'S 'THE FISHERMEN' IS ABOUT FISH-SIZED DREAMS – a review by Emmanuel O. Dairo

IDADA DELVES INTO THE DARKER RECESSES OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IN 'BY MY OWN HANDS' – a review by Sandra Whiteley

TITLE: BY MY OWN HANDS AUTHOR: JUDE IDADA GENRE: PROSE FICTION, THRILLER PUBLISHER: CREOTERNITY BOOKS YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 410 ISBN: 978-1501080562 (13), 1501080563 (10) REVIEWER: Sandra Whiteley “By My Own Hands” Jude Idada’s first novel is a dramatic journey into what drives us as human beings. Whether it is love, greed, revenge or… Continue reading IDADA DELVES INTO THE DARKER RECESSES OF HUMAN EXISTENCE IN 'BY MY OWN HANDS' – a review by Sandra Whiteley

EBIDENYEFA’S VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IS A DUALITY OF THE ABUSED AND THE ABUSER – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: VULNERABLE CHRONICLES AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: PROSE PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 144 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo Life is interesting in its multicolored mixtures. There isn’t a single whole to life. Life is a million broken pieces of experiences. Ebidenyefa Tarila Nikade depicts some of these shards of experiences. This… Continue reading EBIDENYEFA’S VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IS A DUALITY OF THE ABUSED AND THE ABUSER – a review by Joseph Omotayo

VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IN A SEASON OF SEXUAL ASSAULT a review by Michael Afenfia

TITLE: VULNERABLE CHRONICLES AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: PROSE PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 144 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Michael Afenfia Vulnerable Chronicles is a coming of age story. It tells the tale of four friends Ayaere, Angela, Daniella and Pauline. Interestingly, their story begins on the last day of their stay in secondary… Continue reading VULNERABLE CHRONICLES IN A SEASON OF SEXUAL ASSAULT a review by Michael Afenfia

EBIDENYEFA ACHIEVES BEAUTY AND MEANING IN ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’: a review by Rosemary Utavie-Jerry

TITLE: THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE AUTHOR: EBIDENYEFA TARILA NIKADE GENRE: POETRY PUBLISHER: Words Rhymes & Rhythm YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 95 ISBN: 978-978-947-211-6 REVIEWER: Rosemary Utavie-Jerry ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’ is a collection of 58 poems which addresses various issues of life. The poet explores the power of language to craft beautiful… Continue reading EBIDENYEFA ACHIEVES BEAUTY AND MEANING IN ‘THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE’: a review by Rosemary Utavie-Jerry

FACTS AND FALLACIES IN EMEKA ANIAGOLU’S 'EJIMA': a review by Salamatu Sule

TITLE: EJIMA AUTHOR: EMEKA ANIAGOLU GENRE: Historical/Science Fiction PUBLISHER: Griot Press USA, Inc YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2015 PAGES: 283 ISBN: 13:978-1508769026; 10: 1508769028 REVIEWER: Salamatu Sule Emeka Aniagolu is the author of the critically acclaimed Black Mustard Seed (Nominated for the Commonwealth Prize), African Glimpses: Three Short Stories Dreadlocks & the Seven Monsters,  Ozo: A Story of… Continue reading FACTS AND FALLACIES IN EMEKA ANIAGOLU’S 'EJIMA': a review by Salamatu Sule

AKPOVETA’S ‘GORILLA OF THE NIGER DELTA’ PACKS MULTIFARIOUS CONFLICTS IN ONE: a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: GORILLA OF THE NIGER DELTA AUTHOR: AKPOVIRI AKPOVETA PRINCE GENRE: FICTION PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015 ISBN: 978-1512348422 REVIEWER: Joseph Omotayo Humans are living stories and literature (fiction especially) is a slipcase for them. Gorilla of the Niger Delta draws on the wealth of human lurid issues and you are hooked. This book… Continue reading AKPOVETA’S ‘GORILLA OF THE NIGER DELTA’ PACKS MULTIFARIOUS CONFLICTS IN ONE: a review by Joseph Omotayo