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WHEN THE GODS ARE SLOW TO ACT: A Review of Friday John Abba’s Alekwu Night Dance

Title: Alekwu Night Dance Author: Friday John Abba Publisher: Write Words Consulting Number of pages: 115 Year of publication: 2013 Category: Play A member of Council, a supposed pillar in the land, is driven by nothing short of envy and … Continue reading

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FAITH vs. FATE: A REVIEW OF SU’EDDIE VERSHIMA AGEMA’S THE BOTTOM OF ANOTHER TALE

Humans have rebelled against God and laws. Humans have always wanted to be master of both their lives and universe. Adam and Eve ate the fruit they were forbidden to touch. Drunken with success, Odyssey declared his autonomy from Posidon the god of the sea who reminds him that “man is nothing without the gods.” Continue reading

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SERVIO’S BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS

A Tributary in Servitude is a dirge from a crushed spirit; from a broken heart. I have wondered why or how Servio Gbadamosi could still afford to sing (albeit a sad one) bearing this crushing load of all oppressed people. I remember the book of Psalms 137:4 where the captives at Babylon asked: “How shall we sing (the Lord’s) song in this strange land?” But then, I also remember Samuel Beckett’s: “When you are in the last bloody ditch, there is nothing left but to sing.” Continue reading

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