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…

Review: Clandestine

Title: Clandestine Author: Tomi Adesina Number of Pages: 129 The story begins with Alex, who is a married professional, waking up in the house of a lady with whom he had spent the night and she was obviously not his wife. The story progresses on and by the fourth chapter we’re onto the line that Alex’s extramarital affairs are taking a toll on his family and career. His wife is fed up and the marriage is heading towards a divorce. click here to read full version…

Review: Tomorrow is too far

Title: Tomorrow is too far Author: Chimamanda N. Adichie Book: The thing around your neck The story has a slightly reflective mood about a couple of childhood pranks gone wrong and its attendant scar on the participants. Also, not lost is the fact that the prankster was incited by feelings of jealousy aroused from preferential treatments meted out to her brother because he’s the bearer of the family name. This is a scenario that is all too common in many click here to read full version…

Review: Jumping Monkey Hill

Title: Jumping Monkey Hill Author: Chimamanda N. Adichie Book: The Thing Around Your Neck The story follows the experiences of aspiring writer Ujunwa at a writing workshop hosted by the British academic Edward Campbell and sponsored by the British Council. Evidently, Edward’s choices in location of the workshop venue and criticisms are deeply rooted in his pride as a devoted Oxford scholar of African literature for forty years and also to subtly humiliate his subjects. This absolutely forms Ujunwa’s first click here to read full version…

Tito O’tobi is the author of The Heartbreak Diary and The Hunchback of Langbodo trilogy. He is a well-versed writer and poet with numerous unpublished works featured on blogs, magazines and newspapers around the world. His spare time is used up in humanitarian service with the Red Cross. Please be welcome to read my posts and of course comment and share. by