LEGAL WRITING– Brief Analysis of the Constitutional Meaning of School Certificate or its Equivalent.

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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 »

Review of Emmanuel Ayoola’s novel, COLD MURDER: Of Crime, Forensic Evidence, and Power.

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(Update: The first draft of this review was completed on the 13th April, 2014.

However, it was published on the 5th September, 2014.)

BOOK FACTS:

Author: Emmanuel Ayoola

Number of Pages: 126

Publisher: Beautiful Joy Publishers, Lagos, Nigeria

Year of Publication: 2013

ISBN: 978-978-325607-9

SUMMARY
COLD MURDER unveils to us an aspect of societal malaise with a force of empathy that grips the reader. Read More »

Analysis of Michael Nwagbegbe’s Poem, “The High-breasted Hills”

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(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.

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