A Dark Song (Poem)

I The sky has never been this dark nor the horizon decked in so much crimson The wind has never been this restless nor the cloud so thick...

Tell it to the Generals (Poem)

TELL IT TO THE GENERALS Overweighed by the truckloads of words waiting to be delivered... Waiting for the tongue to un-cleave from the roof of the...

A Review of Charles Omoifo’s Please Remember Me (Poems)

Charles Omoifo’s Please Remember Me is a book of poetry dedicated to the “memory of those who died so that a Nation can grow” (dedication page)....

Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Days After (For My Father, Pa Wilfred...

Memories of you are etched in stone, like your admonitions and your dreams for your children. Today, you die again, and the freshness of...

The Writer’s Might: The Writer and the Naked Emperor

The price for speaking up is high: the towncrier often has the hangman’s noose very close to his or her throat; but the cost...

Review: The Return of Ameze

Because of the close relationship it shares with life, literature has often been seen by critics and those who value it as life itself....

Pronominalisation as a Rhetorical Strategy in Tanure Ojaide’s The Fate of...

I In this paper, we examine the rhetorical effect of the use of pronominal forms in Tanure Ojaide’s collection, The Fate of Vultures and Other...

Fiction: The Snake

When He was creating you, He put a lamb in your heart and enjoined you: ‘Dear Child, go into the world and be gentle...

‘Words with Steel Shafts’: Linguistic Strategies of Resistance in Tanure Ojaide’s...

In the very first poem in the collection, The Fate of Vultures and Other Poems (Malthouse, 1990), which emerges as a programmatic declaration of sorts of...

Canvass For a Painter: Aspects of Graphic Representation in Niyi Osundare’s...

1.0     Introduction In an interview with this writer some time in 1993, the Nigerian poet, Niyi Osundare, while responding to the issue of conscious style in...

“Like a Candle in the Wind…”. Funeral Oration For Dr. (Mrs)...

Dear Dr. (Mrs) Faith Obiageri Ibhawaegbele, I stand here with a heavy heart, as your former teacher, your former M.A. and Ph.D. Supervisor, and...

In the Belly of a ‘New’ Culture: Paradigmatic Foregrounding in Sola...

One of the features of globalization is its tendency to interconnect people economically and culturally. It is also indicative of the shrinking of borders and...