Under the Orange Sky – A candid exploration of the Human Mind

Reviewer: Obizulike Chukwuma The title of this book steers us in the path of a visceral interrogation of what it means to be under the Orange Sky. This collection of poems explores loci of the human mind and how it relates with art through storytelling and riveting renditions of vulnerability suffused in logic. In this… Continue reading Under the Orange Sky – A candid exploration of the Human Mind

Rotimi Osiyoye’s Digital Affection explores the role of communication in society

Reviewer: Deji Akinade Communication has been an essential part of our culture since the beginning of time. It has also been a crucial part of our social life and over time, the means of communication has changed according to the times. Digital Affection takes us on a journey from the past on how communication is… Continue reading Rotimi Osiyoye’s Digital Affection explores the role of communication in society

The Things Father Did Not Teach Us–An appealing collection that speaks volume

Abimbola Alaka is a fine poet and her debut collection bears testament to this. The poet who was a National Winner of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition in 2005 wrote this collection of poetry for young people. Taking a more painstaking look, are we not all young at heart? This poetry was written for… Continue reading The Things Father Did Not Teach Us–An appealing collection that speaks volume

Lagos is Killing Me—Enunciates the place of literature in Society

Oloyede’s Lagos is Killing Me is not a cliché, even though Lagos strangles many souls. Even if Oloyede had titled this collection of poems, Nigeria is Killing Me, that will lay bare the current state of affairs in a nation of two contrasting ends, the nouveau rich and the poor who barely survive on less… Continue reading Lagos is Killing Me—Enunciates the place of literature in Society

Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Title: BLACK ≠ INFERIOR Genre: Poetry (a collection) Author: Tolu′ A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Year of Publication: 2021 Date of Review: 30th of September, 2021 Word Count: 1,490 Reviewer: ENANG, God’swill Effiong ‘From every mountainside, let freedom ring’—Martin Luther King Jr. Black ≠ Inferior was spurned with everything compared to what… Continue reading Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Houdini Isn’t Exempted: Love as an Imprisoner in Olawale’s ‘Prisoner of Love’

Title: Prisoner of Love Genre: Poetry (a chapbook) Author: Ibrahim Olawale Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Date: 13th September, 2021 Reviewer: Afer Ventus Yes! Dante, Spencer, Shakespeare and many more foreign writers have written about unrequited love in some of their works (Inferno, Amoretti and the Shakespearean sonnet respectively). These writers have in their… Continue reading Houdini Isn’t Exempted: Love as an Imprisoner in Olawale’s ‘Prisoner of Love’

Broken things can be beautiful too – A Review of Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi’s Ellipsis

Title: Ellipsis Author: Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021 Number of pages: 52 Category: Poetry “Three” – a magical number! In the history of man, three has always had an extraordinary significance in his formation. These tripartite traits of “three” break like ellipses into different phases and compartments of… Continue reading Broken things can be beautiful too – A Review of Adeola Juwon Gbalajobi’s Ellipsis