I am not your plural I’m not this unit Of a memory that grows from nowhere I’m not the geometry of your brush This monochrome is only the shade of your eyes For I’m not black, I’m not white I’m the artwork of a thousand ancestors You know me, don’t you? I’m not your noun […]

Coptic era monasteries and churches unearthed in Egypt

The new discovery was found near the Coptic cemetery in Bahnasa city in Minya. — Courtesy photo By Ashraf Abdelhamid CAIRO — The Egyptian archeological mission of the Ministry of Antiquities unearthed ruins of a residential area, churches and monasteries dating back to the Coptic era 1,500 years ago. Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities […]

Female Children as Commodity of Trade in The Snuff Snub in Sonmazhi

Book Title: The Snuff Snub in Sonmazhi Author: Jibrin Bala Jibrin Publisher: Image Prints Pages: 51 Year: 2017 Reviewer: Paul Liam Patriarchy and gender inequality are two subjects that continue to generate critical discourse amongst writers and literary scholars alike in literature, these concerns are not unconnected to the pivotal influence of these concepts on […]

Icarus Rising: Of a Nation’s Dystopia and a Poet’s Rhetoric

Book Title: Icarus Rising Author: Emman Usman Shehu Publisher: Topaz Publishing House Pages: 94 Year: 2017 Reviewer: Paul Liam Emman Usman Shehu’s poetry volume Icarus Rising is a metaphorical portraiture of a nation’s dystopia. It is a collection shrouded in the consciousness of a poet attuned to the social conditions of his people and the […]

The Torn Petal: Mourning A Nation’s Death!

Book Title: The Torn Petal Author: Teresa Oyibo Ameh Publisher: AMAB Books and Publishing Pages: 31 Year: 2017 Reviewer: Paul Liam Teresa Oyibo Ameh is a famed children literature author with several titles to her name. The Torn Petal, her newest offering in that peculiar genre is a fictionalization of the dilemma of a nation […]

Great speech by Emir Sunusi on Nigeria’s Unity

The former Central Bank Governor, and Emir of Kano His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi the second , surprised guests present at the Muson Centre for the launching of the book of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi. Below is his unedited speech. “Let me start by saying that I am Fulani (laughter). My grandfather was an Emir also […]