A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

Book Title: Dead Cats Don’t Meow: Don’t waste the ninth life Author: Tolu A. Akinyemi                                    Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 113                        Category: Poetry Cats are said to have nine lives and a reputation for getting out of sticky situations unscathed. While some of us despise them and avoid them when they meow, Tolu A.… Continue reading A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer

Title: Never Marry a Writer Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi  Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021 Number of Pages:  80 Category: Poetry Never Marry a Writer is Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s seventh poetry collection, divided into three sections and containing over fifty poems on a variety of intriguing topics. The poems in this collection, on the other… Continue reading There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Never Marry a Writer

Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

Title: Living by the Script: Making the Most of Your Life Author: Deji Ajibade                                                                           Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  105 Category: Self-Help You might have heard the saying that money cannot buy happiness. This saying might sound unconvincing or even hilarious to many Nigerians. Can you tell a Nigerian who cannot afford three… Continue reading Slow Down (and live in the moment) – A Review of Deji Ajibade’s Living by the Script

A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly

Title: Letter to Lilly Author: Funmi Coker Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication: 2021      Number of Pages:  52Category: Poetry It takes bravery to choose to dream big in a world that does not provide the right conditions for the girl child to thrive. In Nigeria, the girl child/women face numerous challenges. As a result, more women are… Continue reading A Role Played by the Rules – A Review of Funmi Coker’s Letter to Lilly

A Poet’s Perception on Pain, Life and Much More – A Review of Anda Damisa’s A Lazy Poet

Book Title: A Lazy Poet Author: Anda Damisa (Lazywrita) Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 70                 Category: Poetry “Do not love me/Do not care/This heart has nothing to share,” the author, Andy Damisa, says in A Lazy Poet, a collection of poems inspired by the author’s personal experiences and those around him. There is anger… Continue reading A Poet’s Perception on Pain, Life and Much More – A Review of Anda Damisa’s A Lazy Poet

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

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