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In an age where information is king, the internet is the kingdom. These days the rising impact of the net has whittled down the quantity of traditional newspapers and magazines in print. Read More »
One writer who has been able to use the internet in connecting effectively with his readers is Elnathan John. Read More »
23rd January, 2015.
My Views on the Certificate “Saga” of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC Presidential Candidate.
Let us begin by going straight to the point. Without much circumlocution, the constitutional provision dealing with the requirements for qualification to vie for theRead More »
Winning Essay by Onis Sampson in the 2013 McPherson University Essay Competition
In response to a call for essay submissions in the maiden edition of the McPherson University Essay Competition 2013, Onis Sampson submitted the essay below. Read More »
14th October, 2014
An essay published on The People’s Herald Newspaper (Port-Harcourt)Read More »
(Update: The first draft of this review was completed on the 13th April, 2014.
However, it was published on the 5th September, 2014.)
Author: Emmanuel Ayoola
Number of Pages: 126
Publisher: Beautiful Joy Publishers, Lagos, Nigeria
Year of Publication: 2013
COLD MURDER unveils to us an aspect of societal malaise with a force of empathy that grips the reader. Read More »
First published on The People’s Herald Newspaper (Port Harcourt) on 1st October, 2013.
Today marks the Independence Day anniversary of our beloved country.
(THE POEM CAN BE READ ON LINES AND VERSES POETRY GROUP ON FACEBOOK)
There is something ethereal and lyrically graceful about this poem.
One of the striking features of the poem is how heightened the symbolic sense of the imagery is. It brings to mind the symbolist tradition of 19th century French poets like Baudelaire and Rimbaud.
It is laden with a touch of the grandeur of words. The metaphors used are striking and novel.
There is an awareness and understanding of self, voice, and mission by the poet as exemplified in this poem. What a startling beginning, “The high-breasted hills!” — a sensuous flow of personification, and yet a grand metaphor. What can be more arresting than the lines that follow, “Show up/ In the distance.” In my mind’s eye, I can see the hills. But first, I need not jump into concluding that these are just ordinary hills. The poet may be speaking symbolically.