Kukogho I. Samson's 'What Can Words Do?'


Kukogho I. Samson's 'What Can Words Do?'
Kukogho I. Samson’s ‘What Can Words Do?’

“With the earth of structure and the air of rhyme, the water of rhythm and the fire of passion, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson weaves his own brand of poetry, keeping faith with the old traditions, yet inventing new ones.”
~ Dike-Ogu Dike Chukwumerije
Poet, Author

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are hereby invited to the public unveiling/launching of my collection of social poems ‘What Can Words Do?’

Date: 27th of September 2013
Time: 11:00am to 2pm
Venue: Savannah Suites, Hotels and Resorts, 8 Faskari Street, Area 3, Garki, Abuja.

Former Minister of the Federal Republic, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode will Chair the occasion while Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, will be the Distinguished Guest of Honour.

‘What Can Words Do?’ highlights modern societal ills, using poetry as a tool to speak to people, with the ultimate aim of inspiring social change in a world desperately in need of it.

The poems address issues of leadership, politics, marriage, women abuse, destruction of the earth, war, religion and love.

This is my first book but my poems have been published in several Nigerian and international anthologies in the past.

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, Author 'What Can Words Do?
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, Author ‘What Can Words Do?

In 2012, I won the Orange Crush Poetry prize in the 52 Years After National Poetry competition celebrating Nigeria’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.

I am also founder of Nigeria’s most popular social poetry movement, Words Rhymes And Rhythm (www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry), a social media based poetry reorientation forum that is helping over 4000 young poets hone their writing skills, focusing on social change poetry.

I would be greatly honoured to have your support.

What can our inked words do?
Come together, plot a coup
Retrieve the stolen crown
Plant a smile o’er frown
Make lying tongue
Sing Truth’s song
Tell tyrant:

Thank you.


Kukogho I. Samson
Author of ‘What Can Words Do?’

9 thoughts on “INVITATION TO UNVEILING OF ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ (a collection of poems)” by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay)

  1. Waiting to catch ‘What Can Words Do’


  2. Godson (@Godson)

    Words are written magic, our own houdini’s basic
    of which our freed minds are flung
    accross the universe,
    trespassing the laws of logic.

  3. Welldone KIS, sad I may not be able to make it to the book launch but you’ll make your book available to we, less privileged lovers of good poetry, won’t you?

  4. Nice initiative

  5. Be keeping my eyes out for the book to hit the stands at Lagos.

    Hope the launch goes well, sir. And hope that FFK behaves himself o.

    Well done. I know the journey hasn’t been an easy one. Well done.

  6. Godson (@Godson)

    ffk will behave o, lest he will be completely bamboozled by an unexpected movement from the nigerian writers.

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