Saturday, September 24, 2022

Guest Reviews

By Tolulope Odebunmi Title: Tales of Mother Author: Dupe Kuku Publisher: Coal Media Number of pages: 124 Year of publication: 2018 Category: Memoirs (Short Stories) In this collection of stories and reminiscences, Ms Kuku immortalises her mother, Mrs...
By Seye Bassir Title: How to Win Elections in Africa Author: Chude Jideonwo with Adebola Williams Publisher: Kamsi Farafina Number of pages: 280 Year of publication: 2017 Category: Politics How does one win elections in Africa? A humorous answer to this question...

The Animist Swath

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Animist Chants and Memorials  Author: Harry Garuba Publisher: Kraft Books Ltd Number of pages: 79 Year of publication: 2018 Category: Poetry ‘Can we ever again shred the drapery...

Our Poet for the Ages

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Remains of a Tide (Poems 2014–2017) Author: J P Clark Publisher: Mosuro Publishers Number of pages: 70 Year of publication: 2018 Category: Poetry ‘Yes, calls...

A Loom and Star-Crossed Love

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Between Two Worlds Author: Amma Darko Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers Number of pages: 524 Year of publication: 2015 Category: Fiction Generations of novelists from Ghana...

Still Waters and Kaizen

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Little Birds and Ordinary People Author: Deji Haastrup Publisher: Bookcraft Ltd Number of pages: 406 Year of publication: 2017 Category: Memoir Recent Nigerian memoirs that...

A Far Cry from Cairo

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Otared Author: Mohammad Rabie Translator: Robin Moger Publisher: Hoopoe Number of pages: 341 Year of publication: 2016 Category: Fiction The Ukrainian poet, Yuri Andrukhovych, once said...

Resolve and Dissolution

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun Author: Sarah Ladipo Manyika Publisher: Cassava Republic Press Number of pages: 118 Year...

Prisoners of Jebs: Satire and the Clichés of History

By Benson Eluma Title: Prisoners of Jebs Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa Publisher: Saros International Publishers Number of pages: 178 Year of publication: 1988 Category: Fiction Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Prisoners of...

The Event of Song of Lawino

By Benson Eluma Title: Song of Lawino Author: Okot p’Bitek Publisher: East African Publishing House Number of pages: 216 Year of publication: 1966 Category: Poetry ‘A popular event, yes. A great event? Yes. Since there is literary drought’....

The Purchase of Song: Ṣẹnwẹlẹ Lawino at Fifty

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Song of Lawino Author: Okot p’Bitek Publisher: East African Publishing House Number of pages: 216 Year of publication: 1966 Category: Poetry ‘A song is a form of...

Nautilus Rising: The Poetics of John Pepper Clark

By Tade Ipadeola Title: Full Tide: Collected Poems Author: J P Clark Publisher: Mosuro Publishers Number of pages: 423 Year of publication: 2010 Category:...

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