Book Review – Abayomi Abiru Interrogates The Concepts Of Home, Loss And Impermanence In Debut Poetry Collection “This City Knows My Name”

“No one leaves home unless/home is the mouth of a shark”–Warsan Shire. Much is made about migration and seeking new beginnings in “saner climes”, but not many people are eager to have conversations about the uncertainty that comes with switching continents, with moving from one side of an ocean to another. People are reluctant to… Continue reading Book Review – Abayomi Abiru Interrogates The Concepts Of Home, Loss And Impermanence In Debut Poetry Collection “This City Knows My Name”

A Nigerian Poet Encapsulates the Turmoil of the World in his poetry Collection: Sometimes I Wish It Could Always Be Day

Reviewer: Creative Bird Poetry has always been lauded for the brevity of language and the ability to capture events, emotions and other muses in flowery words be it with metaphors that strikes through like lightning or imagery that thrills our imagination and helps us to see the seventh wonder through stanzas and verses. Deji Ajibade’s… Continue reading A Nigerian Poet Encapsulates the Turmoil of the World in his poetry Collection: Sometimes I Wish It Could Always Be Day

The Language Of Beauty: An Aesthetic & Thematic Analysis Of Bash S. Amuneni’s “There Is A Lunatic In Every Town”

Reviewer: Nosakhare Collins Title: There is a Lunatic In Every Town Author: Bash Sunday Amuneni Publisher: Sevhage Publishers Year of publication: 2016 Pages: 83 ISBN: 978-978-54494-9-5 Reviewer: Nosakhare Collins We cannot remove the professional love of poetry from a poet. Every piece of work should be defined in art and poetry within the conditions of reality.… Continue reading The Language Of Beauty: An Aesthetic & Thematic Analysis Of Bash S. Amuneni’s “There Is A Lunatic In Every Town”

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

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

Book Review: A Constellation of Cravings – A Stellar Debut

An Economic Scholar from the University of East London, Oluwaseun Alele’s debut poetry collection ‘A Constellation of Cravings’ was written with a motive to be a catalyst to propagate many issues the world faces today. To begin, what draws the readers of this poetry collection in is the linguistic prowess exhibited by the author. The… Continue reading Book Review: A Constellation of Cravings – A Stellar Debut

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