Fate and Destiny: The Hunchback of Langbodo trilogy

The concept of fate and destiny are prominently discussed in Tito O’tobi’s The Hunchback of Langbodo. In this review, Oòduwà and Ìwà will be taken as case studies on the subject.   Oòduwà Oòduwà being dropped on earth and told he’s a man with no divinity traits in him. Eventually gets to Idanre and learns that he’s a god. Having lived his entire life believing he was inferior to Orisa-nla, a god. His story could be likened to the Hans click here to read full version…

Soul Cry: A Review

Xavier J. Frazer’s anthology titled Soul Cry is 139 pages of excellent poetry delivering effortlessly beautiful poetry with simple words that speaks to everyone. This is one poetry book that anybody will relate with. It’s comparable to Tolu Akinyemi’s Poetry for Dummies. However, Soul Cry talks about deeper social issues than a dummy will want to think of. From the very first poem, Soul Cry (page 17) talks about “a kind of hopelessness where even the truth is only a click here to read full version…

Review: Oduduwa, King of The Edos

Published by Creoternity Inc. (2013). Author: Jude Idada The book is written as a stage play that weaves myths and historical recollections of places and events to create this work of fiction. The play opens at the kingdom of Igodomigodo, which is intended as the ancient name of the modern Edo kingdom. There is an ongoing kingship tussle as the kingdom’s head warrior Uwafiokun is on a mission to kill the regent and his son after they both planned to click here to read full version…

Colour Blind: A Review

Born in London to a Nigerian princess, Precious Williams saw her life change radically in the first months. The tiny baby is shipped off (or basketted off) to a white elderly couple in West Sussex. As a reader, you can feel the confusion early on in the young subject – a choice between slavery (bought for £7.50 a week) and salvation (in being basketted off in a Moses-like saving from African influence and hardship/slavery). Precious Anita’s life stands at that click here to read full version…