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GOLD CUM MIRROR

Precious metal, Sought with the heart, Possessed protectively, God bestowed everyone with it, Be grateful for your gold! Some have crude gold Some have refined gold, All that glitters ain’t gold But not like a mother. It’s not revered, Copious examples from the mirror, Thinking of your errors; see the …

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REVIEW OF THE BEAUTY I HAVE SEEN BY PROF TANURE OJAIDE

Poetry: The Beauty I have Seen Publisher: Malthouse Press Year of publication: 2010 Genre: Poetry Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA INTRODUCTION The book The Beauty I have Seen is the seventeenth published anthology by Tanure Ojaide. The work is published by Malthouse Press, Lagos in 2010. This is one of the recent collections of …

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TRAVELING ON THE SPOT: REVIEW OF SEA OF MY MIND BY PROF REMI RAJI

Poet: Prof Remi Raji-Oyelade Title: Sea of my Mind Year of Publication: 2013 Pages: 85 Publisher: Kraft Books Reviewer: Olutayo IrantiolaThe anthology has a total of fifty poems which was divided into these subdivisions:  Introit, Waves, Ebbs, Flows and Recessional. It is important to say that this collection has many …

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REVIEW OF HERE AND THERE BY PROF SEGUN ADEKOYA

Poet: Prof Segun AdekoyaGenre: PoetryPages: 172Publisher: ANOL PublicationsYear of Publishing:2012Reviewer: Olutayo IrantiolaThis is a voluminous anthology of about sixty poems in total that is subdivided into Here, There, here and There. Here has a total seventeen poems, There has twenty five poems, while Here and There has a total of …

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PROUDLY NIGERIA: REVIEW OF DREAM CHASERS

Title: Dream Chasers (New Nigerian Stories) Publisher: Nelson Publishers Year of publication: 2013 Genre: Short Stories Pages: 286 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA Dream Chasers is an anthology of short stories by different writers, however, in its diversity; the stories are relatively close to the Nigerian experience through the names, locale and …

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GRANDMA’S SUN: A LIFE OF RUMOURS AND HUMOURS

Title: Grandma’s Sun: A Childhood memoir from Africa Author: Tayo Olafioye Publisher: University of Calabar Press Year of Publication:  2000Genre: Novel Pages: 224 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA This piece is of an ingenous biography written in the character name of Olu Yaro. The book opened in an interesting and high-catchy way …

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THE NURTURING TRAITS IN PROF SIMON ADEMOLA AJAYI

My heart skipped for joy on seeing the much anticipated news of the promotion of Simon Ademola Ajayi to the coveted rank of a Professor in the Department of History, University of Ibadan. It is a glorious addition to History department, Baptist Historians, Ogbomoso community, Ogbomoso-Ghanaian community and many more …

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HAPPY EASTER

The death of Jesus is not a fable, It made our faith not futile, We would have been profane, But our faith is firm, On his Resurrection tale! May we know Him more! Happy Easter (c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

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