NOLLYWOOD AND THE POLEMICS OF VALUE — An essay by Onis Sampson published on The People’s Herald newspaper.

14th October, 2014

THE PEOPLE'S HERALD --- Front Page

THE PEOPLE’S HERALD — Front Page

THE PEOPLE'S HERALD -- Page 7 of Literati Column of the newspaper showing Onis Sampson's essay, NOLLYWOOD AND THE POLEMICS OF VALUE

THE PEOPLE’S HERALD — Page 7 of Literati Column of the newspaper showing Onis Sampson’s essay, NOLLYWOOD AND THE POLEMICS OF VALUE[/caption] Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW OF “COLD MURDER.” — A NOVEL BY AYOOLA EMMANUEL


BOOK REVIEW BY ONIS SAMPSON

13th April, 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

COLD MURDER -- Front Cover Page

COLD MURDER — Front Cover Page

COLD MURDER --- Back Cover Page

COLD MURDER — Back Cover Page

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

The Giant @ 53: Personal Reflections (Published on The People’s Herald Newspaper on 1st October, 2013)

Today marks the Independence Day anniversary of our beloved country. Some fifty three years ago on this same date, the 1st of October 1960, Nigeria became an independent nation. It was a moment of triumph for the Nigerian people. There was celebration all over the country. At last, we were off the grip and reign of imperialist subjugation. Self-rule, it was believed, will bring greater developments. Deplorably, this expectation was never actualized. Again, fifty three years… Fifty three years have passed away. Those are years of our common history as a nation. In commemorating this day, let us think, reflect, ponder and cogitate. Continue reading

A BRIEF REVIEW OF MICHAEL NWAGBEGBE’S POEM, “THE HIGH-BREASTED HILLS” BY ONIS SAMPSON.

(THE POEM CAN BE READ ON LINES AND VERSES POETRY GROUP ON FACEBOOK)

I like this poem a ‘whole whole’ lot. I like it because I like a lot of things about it. It is imagistic; it is laden with the touch of poetic grandeur flowing out of beautiful and novel metaphors. It reminds me of some of our modern poets, their themes and their well developed movements, howbeit differently. The likes of Derek Walcot, Tade Ipadeola etc. Thus, 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 imagistic 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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