Saturday, September 24, 2022

Reviewer: Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke

Tọ́pẹ́-ẸniỌbańkẹ́ Adégòkè (formerly writing as Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke) is a traveller, literary critic and writer from Ibadan, Nigeria. Tọ́pẹ́ is the co-publisher of Fortunate Traveller, a travel journal. He writes for Wawa Book Review, Abuja, and Africa in Words. He enjoys travelling and cooking. His chapbook of travels across Africa, Transacting Stories: Markets, People and Places, was exhibited by Invisible Borders at the 2019 AfriCologne Festival, Germany, and at the 12th Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography, Mali. @LiteraryGansta is his alter ego on Twitter.
By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Questions for the Sea Author: Stephen Symons Publisher: uHlanga Press Number of pages: 81 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Poetry ‘The waves bring back even things we haven’t lost’, a line from Yehuda Amichai’s poem ‘The Seashore’, is the epigraph...
By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Mama Mudu’s Children: A South African Post-Freedom Tragi-Comedy Author: Masitha Hoeane Publisher: African Perspectives Publishing Number of pages: 88 Year of publication: 2017 Category: Drama The title of this review borrows from the cardinal message in the refrain of ‘The Path’, a...

Prime Suspect: Guilty or Not Guilty?

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: The Final Bet Author: Abdelilah Hamdouchi Translator: Jonathan Smolin  Publisher: Hoopoe Number of pages: 138 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Fiction ‘The true test of democracy is...

The Imaginativeness and Functionality of African Oral Literature

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Who Told the Most Incredible Story? Author: Naana J E S Opoku-Agyemang Publisher: Afram Publishers (Ghana) Limited Number of pages: 619 (5...

A Paradigm of Familial Love and Loss

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: And after Many Days Author: Jowhor Ile Publisher: Kachifo Limited Number of pages: 287 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Fiction Family is beautiful, an institution of love...

A Review of Whitefly

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Whitefly Author: Abdelilah Hamdouchi Translator: Jonathan Smolin  Publisher: Hoopoe Number of pages: 136 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Fiction Whitefly is crime fiction set...

African Oral Art or Literature?: A Review of My Father’s Song

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: My Father’s Song Author: Efo Kodjo Mawugbe Publisher: Afram Publications (Ghana) Limited Number of pages: 232 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Fiction Whether African oral art should...

Lifting the Lid off Death: Review of A Slim, Green Silence

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: A Slim, Green Silence Author: Beverly Rycroft Publisher: Umuzi Number of pages: 239 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Fiction ‘God is a comedian to an audience too...

Poaching and Extinction: A Pressing Threat to Animal Rights

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Masai Mara Adventures with Olê Ntutu Author: Gerald Kithinji Publisher: Morven Kester East Africa Limited Number of pages: 202 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Young Adult There...

Of Reverie and Coming of Age

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Deviant Boy Author: Samuel Nii Ashie Nikoi Publisher: Digibooks Ghana Limited Number of pages: 162 Year of publication: 2015 Category:...

Kintu: The Relevance of a Name and a Story

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: Kintu Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Publisher: Kwani Trust Number of pages: 442 Year of publication: 2014 Category: Fiction   – you know, there are the likes of Chinua...

The Pyramid of Askia Burtune: An Example of a Bad Book

By Tọ́pẹ́ Salaudeen-Adégòkè Title: The Pyramid of Askia Burtune Author: Aminu Hamajoda Publisher: Fasihan Nigeria Limited Number of pages: 290 Year of publication: 2014 ...

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