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The Singing Roofs – Abimbola Adelakun’s Under The Brown Rusted Roofs

Shakespeare says if music is the food of life, plays on. The same way a writer uses his words to paint pictures of life. We may not be able to identify the way a writer deploys other genres in his writing but we can trace the pattern of use. This is manifested in the way … Continue reading The Singing Roofs – Abimbola Adelakun’s Under The Brown Rusted Roofs

Between Me and Richard : Their Superstitions ; Our Beliefs

Between Me and Richard : Their Superstitions ; Our Beliefs

The following are the superstitious beliefs I came across in the popular autobiographical piece by Richard Wright: Black Boy. The claims are just a little bit different from those we used to lay claim to in my childhood in a south western town of Osogbo, the now capital city of Osun State. The amazing thing … Continue reading Between Me and Richard : Their Superstitions ; Our Beliefs

A Conversation with ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’

A Conversation with ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’

Just like the blurb rightly puts it, Toni Kan’s Nights of the Creaking Bed is full of colourful characters and as well, in my own opinion, interesting issues. These (characters and issues) come alive and die with various themes explored by the narratives. The author successfully merges the issues of the day in Nigeria with … Continue reading A Conversation with ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’