What Can Words Do? by Kukogho Iruosiri Samson

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wcwdTitle: What Can Words Do?

Author: Kukogho Iruosiri Samson

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 84

Publication Year: February 16, 2015

Publisher: CreateSpace Independence Publishing

ISBN: 978-1508514794

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: With the earth of structure and the air of rhyme, the water of rhythm and the fire of passion, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson weaves his own brand of poetry, keeping faith with the old traditions, yet inventing new ones. This collection of poems addresses much, from the struggle to bury memories of bitter childhood to the agitated demand for a better world; if Poetry is, sometimes, difficult to fathom, you will find the effort, in this case, vastly rewarding. Like the author himself asks, “What can words do?” In this collection he shows that they can do anything; that they can do everything.

~ Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije Poet, Author of ‘The Revolution Has No Tribe’ and other books

Category: Literature/Literary Fiction

 

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The Birth of Illusion by Jumoke Verissimo

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Title: The Birth of Illusion

Author: Jumoke Verissimo

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.2

Number of Pages: 84

Publication Year: September 22, 2015

Publisher: Fullpoint Publishing

ISBN: 978-978-088-065-1

Available at: Terra Kulture and Patabah Book Shop, Lagos

Short Description: The Birth of Illusion (Fullpoint Publishing) is a collection of 61 riveting poems in three sections. The poems are angry, vivid and full of imageries that capture human condition in its many forms. The poet’s style is dynamic as she tries to engage the concept of pain in its many dimensions, even in the context of intimacy. There is emigration and the consequences of war and its victims, there is also some room for love in the third section, where the poet explore the matters of the heart. This long-expected second collection would be well-received.

Category: Poetry/Poems

 

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For the Love of Flight by Lola Shoneyin

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Title:  For the Love of Flight

Author: Lola Shoneyin

Genre: Poetry (Anthology)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 5 x 7

Number of Pages: 58

Publication Year: February 25, 2010

Publisher: Cassava Republic Press

ISBN: 9789789060894

Available at: Pen and Pages Bookshop

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The Immigrant: Poems and Reflections by Tudun Adeyemo

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Title:  The Immigrant : Poems and Reflections

Author: Tudun Adeyemo

Genre: Poetry Collection

Format: E-book (Kindle)

Book Dimensions: 159 KB

Number of Pages: 87

Publication Year: April 12, 2014

Publisher: Accomplish Press,  UK

ASIN: B00JNP2XO8

Available at: Amazon.com, Smashwords.com 

Short Description: A collection of emotionally heartfelt poems and reflections, about a girl who left her friends, loves , family and home town behind, to search for a new life abroad. The poems evoke themes of sadness, loneliness, adjusting to a new life, pleasant and unpleasant surprises as well as other issues that will be familiar to anyone who has had to travel and live beyond their country’s borders. Tundun Adeyemo documents in poetry sprinkled with humour and satire her journey from Lagos, Nigeria to the land of the Queen. She describes the drama of settling in, fitting in, adjusting and coping with all the stresses associated with the life of an immigrant.

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Life is a Woman Breaking Eggs by Adura Ojo

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Title:  Life is a Woman Breaking Eggs

Author: Adura Ojo

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 78

Publication Year: August 28, 2014

Publisher: LAFIA

ISBN: 978-0993018404

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Stretching across two continents, ‘Life is a Woman Breaking Eggs’ is the unflinching account of a woman’s footprints on a path she makes her own. Spheres of existence provide insight into a humanity challenged, shaped and strengthened by elements of identity and survival.

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Through the Window of a Sandcastle by Chijioke Amu Nnadi

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Author: Chijioke Amu Nnadi

Genre: Poetry

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 132

Publication Year:  September 27, 2013

Publisher: Origami

ISBN: 978-9783157446

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: In a manner reminiscent of the late Christopher Okigbo, this poet seems always to be concerned to strain his lexicon through the sieve of music

– Femi Osofisan.

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Exotica Celestica by Jude Idada

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Title: Exotica Celestica

Author: Jude Idada

Genre: Poetry

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension:

Number of Pages: 244

Publication Year:  March 1, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1477659151

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: Exotica Celestica is a collection of poems that celebrates the marriage of the physical and the spiritual. It seeks to capture the unique amalgam of human emotions through the lens of a compassionate celestial force. It is a poetic commentary on the emotional phases of mankind; anger, hate, sex, revenge, remorse, hopelessness, forgiveness, sacrifice, tolerance, inspiration, submission and love. It captures the joys and challenges of the mundane as is evident in everyday life, as much as it espouses the language of love both as a pure aspiration of the emotion and an expression of the carnal desires of the flesh. It heralds a yearning to understand the mystical as it exists as the unseen hand of the celestial in the affairs of mankind. It enquires; is the basis of pleasure in the expression of pure love a thread that connects us to the core of existence? Is the seminal love which burns in the heat of fleeting lust a mirror image of mankind as beings made in the full image of the Divine? Is our sensuality and sexuality not only facts of nature but actually the language of the Creator? Are we mere pawns in the game of life or beings in actual control of our destinies? This is a collection that explores the complexities of mankind in full awareness of the entirety of its faculties and its power therein.


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