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DISCUSSING THE GODS AT THE HARVEST BY NELSON FASHINA

Title: THE GODS AT THE HARVEST Playwright: PROFESSOR NELSON FASHINA Pages: 137 Publisher: IBADAN CULTURAL STUDIES GROUP Year of Publication: 1998 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA The Gods at the Harvest is a book that has a great deal of traditional and cultural infiltration. It is truly an African text in English …

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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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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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ACADA SLAM

Improve our standard,Stop importing your wards.Eku ASUU o!Careless at first,Dialogue at last.Eku ASUU o!Dialogue details unknown,Threat warrant is heard.Eku ASUU o!Year after year,Agreement upon agreement.Eku ASUU o!Leadership tussle,ASUU President versus President of the nation.Eku ASUU o!Private must thrive,Public must starve.Eku ASUU o!If they don’t fight,They won’t lose.ASUU o ni baje!Screaming …

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: AN ANALOGY OF CHIEF T.A.A. LADELE AND PROF A.A. LADELE.

The scion really has a lot to do with the whole bunch. Chief Ladele was the headmaster of my grandpa in the 1940s. My grandpa would always say, “I am his first child”. I would also say that the same thing happened to me, I did not reside with today’s …

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ETYMOLOGY: PREFIX AND SUFFIX AS THE VARIANT OF YORUBA NAMES

The Yoruba race has many oral account of how it can into being, some of which include the migration of Oduduwa from Mecca, the creation by Olodumare himself and many others. With all these, people were given names based on the cultural, political and religious background of the age. Names …

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THE BOY AS THE FATHER OF THE OLD MAN

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Otunba (Dr) Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, The Honourable Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Abass Olopoenia, the Royal Fathers present, The Soun of Ogbomoso, HRM Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade 111, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, HRM Oba Samuel Adegboyega Osunbade, the Onjo of …

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