Sunbeams and Shadows is a collection of eighty-Six poems spread within three sub-titles that include Continuum, Silent Pixels, and Homage.
A collection of poems by Musa Idris Okpanachi. The author was shortlisted for LNG in 2009.
Such touching tribute from one who remembers Jos in all her naivety and mourns her lost innocence even from many miles away from her. – amu-nnadi, winner of the Glenna Luschei Prize (2014) for ‘through the window of a sandcastle’; his most recent poetry collection is ‘a field of echoes’
Kpakiama’s poetry is energetic and direct as it addresses the issues of the oppressed headlong, calling a spade by no other name but a spade.
When a poem is beautifully crafted, images bop up and resonate, lines dance on the page, metaphors grip the reader and one is taken on a voyage of discovery.
To any critic trying to divide Nigerian poetry into generations, Amu Nnadi is likely to constitute a challenge.
“Amu Nnadi’s newest poetry offering, a river’s journey, spans 172 pages. The book is divided into four sections, each of which holds poems that are independent in their fullness and subject matters, but seem inter-connected, as though telling a story.
In Africa’s Vision- A Second Anthology, Obaze, who deems himself an accidental poet, takes the reader on a journey of eclectic poems, which in the author’s own words are ‘a convenient special-purpose mechanism for the capturing and demythologization of events and people.’
There’s something here for everyone. Some poems in this collection are humorous and contemporary, dealing with everyday human experience; others deal with deeper stuff, setting out and transcending the nuances of memory, feminism, motherhood, body narratives, longing, and identity.
Peter is a compelling writer, who supports his narratives with astute observations, brilliant and technical insight, and memorable anecdotes.