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BARON OF BROAD STREET: A NEW BOOK DEBUTS

The critically acclaimed author of the best selling ‘Nine Lives’ and winner of Ana-Jacarranda Prize for prose, El Nukoya, has penned a new book titled ‘Baron of Broad Street’ to launched on the 2nd of August, 2015. The book chronicles the polarized worlds of the Lagos impoverished and the affluent, living …

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SPEAKING TO THEIR SENSIBILITIES: A STUDY OF DAARA SERIES BY O’YEMI AFOLABI

Genre: Children literature Titles: Sox Goes To School with Daara; Sports Day; Daara’s New School; Sox Goes Away & Only Yesterday Publisher: Nelson Publishers Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola Children literature is one of the literary pieces that take one aback. It can be a skillful dramatic return to one’s growing with …

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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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HUMAN OPPOSITES IN THINGS MEN DO

Genre: Short Stories Author: Kudo Eresia-Eke Publisher: Odseme Publishers, Port Harcourt Year of Publication: 2000 Number of pages: 90 Reviewer: Olutayo IRANTIOLA The first time I heard the name, Kudo Eresia-Eke while I was a small boy on holidays to the Garden City. As time rolled by, I can across …

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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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