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The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

I usually approach Layrite’s poems with some caution. I know if I read them in a hurry I will come back to the first line understanding little. In order words, the poet tries to ensconce much meaning in few words, as the craft of good poetry generally encourages. But the thing I personally like about … Continue reading The Day after Yesterday I: As I Understand It

Diary of a Boy Soldier_Review by Samuel Okopi

Book Title: The Diary of a Boy Soldier Author: Alexander O Emmanuel Publisher: Promedia Publications Release Date: 28th October 2012 Reviewed by Tunde Dawodu Foreword: Hon N Dashen (Commissioner for Education, Plateau State) Editor: Logos and Audibles No of Pages: 160 Genre: Historical Fiction ****** I went to the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, some … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier_Review by Samuel Okopi

The Chicken and the Belly -Two Poems

SANTANA BELLY I remember those early days Of school uniforms and visiting days Of seniors and hunger’s medicine– That potent drug garri. I remember how we would refuse The prescription given us from home Daring to take overdoses Soaking three or four cups a day. Garri’s power over stinging belly pain Was enough to corrupt … Continue reading The Chicken and the Belly -Two Poems