Poetry in Lamentation for a Nation

Poetry in Lamentation for a Nation

Each poet to his own lamentation.

Ordinarily, it has been the province of poets to write or speak intensely as patriots or as rebels when they elect to turn their gaze on the state of nations. Humanity is the subject; the world’s many societies and groups and persons are the objects; events, ideas, idiosyncrasies and experiences are the materials for the poetic imagination; and the poet is the role player, the vessel and voice of all creative fabrications. 

Abokede: The Interesting Narrative of a High Chief as a Renaissance Man

Title of Book: Abokede: The Man, the Hill, the City

Author: Steve Ayorinde

Publisher: ArtPillar Books, in association with the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

Year of Publication: 2011

Pages: 180

Price: Not stated [ISBN 978-978-919-291-5]

Reviewer: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

 

Renascent Africa Rising: The Philosophy and Dream of Adegoke Adelabu (1915-1958)

Title of Book: Africa in Ebullition and Selected Speeches

Author: Hon. Adegoke Adelabu (Penkelemesi)

Publisher: Phenom International Publishers

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 166

Price: Not stated

Reviewer: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

 

In the opening pages of Towards a stable social order: Adelabu speaks from the grave (2011), Alamu Muda-Ayeni states inter alia:

Adegoke Adelabu: Return of the Nationalist in the Peculiar Age of Ethnic Irredentism

Title of Book: Towards a stable social order: Adelabu speaks from the grave

Author: Alamu Muda-Ayeni

Publisher: Newton House Publications, Ibadan

Year of Publication: 2011

Pages: 110

Price: Not stated

Reviewer: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

 

In the opening pages of Towards a stable social order: Adelabu speaks from the grave (2011), Alamu Muda-Ayeni states inter alia:

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA @86

Emeritus Professor Wole Soyinka: In Celebration (born 13 July, 1934)

We are because you are

If there is a man worthy of brandishing the armor as a warrior of light for our humanity, if there is a man the African world must adorn with medals for his moral courage and emulate, and if there is a man deserving of being celebrated time and time over, from this July to June of the following year, and on again, that nominee who fits the bill squarely is none other than Emeritus Professor Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka.

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