I shivered, cried, stared into blank space, laughed out loud, closed my eyes in embarrassment, thought hard about life, wrote interesting pieces just because of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half Of A Yellow Sun. I had read another book by her, The Thing Around Your Neck which my lovely sister, Kemi reviewed here but I did not expect what … More Through Chimamanda Adichie I saw a side of the rising sun
If you ever read Sidney Sheldon then this book is right up your alley. Lots of conspiracies between characters for one common goal can be found in this book, of course one party has to get greedy and sell the other one out. … More FREEDOM BY OCTOBER BY ADEOYE ADETOBA
I am an outsider I am living outside of self I am standing on the sidelines Casting furtive looks around Observing I am an observer I am watching you I am walking beside you Uncertain Wondering Thinking that you now walk without a spring in your step I can see the look in your eyes … More I AM AN OUTSIDER
I’ll build you a temple Where you can worship your dreams You’ll bow before the god of success And beseech her for fame and glory When she asks for your heart I know you’ll put it on a gold platter And present it without care You’ll sell your soul for this cause That’s who you … More No Arguments
Sail away away from the troubles of this world sail away away from the spaces between cold sheets Sail away away from the allure of old embraces sail far far away and berth at the edge of reason throw down the anchor and find peace in knowing that happiness is locked away only ’cause you … More SAIL AWAY
The first time he called my name I paused and thought about white chocolate not dark white pure pleasure the way it dissolves in the mouth and releases exquisite sweetness He called my name and it was suffused with warmth his voice, like silk smooth serenade See he called my name And wrapped … More HE CALLED MY NAME
Books are always a delight for book lovers like me. If you are like me then you know that thrill that runs through you when you get a book to read. Some weeks ago I had a small accident and I had to go off work for a week. During my time at home I … More DO YOUR BOOKS GATHER DUST ON THE SHELF UNREAD?
I’ll remember you
When choirs of singers
raise the chorus
of The Messiah’s coming … More I’ll remember you (2)
There are sweet memories Borrowed ones too This one is borrowed From the roadside chat by the fireside Of a grandmother Whose hands have perfected The art of moinmoin* Carefully Artistically Arranged in rows of Green Her memories are fresh But hardly sweet As she told of a Daughter Not hers Who had convenient Need … More Borrowed Memories
I woke up one morning and prayed for you prayed that you would find joy on your chosen path prayed you would find happiness the happiness you said you lost with me I prayed for you and I did not cry Sometimes its surreal how well I am getting along on this path of loneliness … More Poetry – Breaking good by Kemibon
“Stay with me”, she said. I stayed till the end. I wanted to stay with Ayobami Adebayo. I wanted to pick up her words and memorize them. I wanted to stay in the pages of her book and immerse myself in the depth of the story. I wanted to stay. There are so many reasons … More BOOK REVIEW: STAY WITH ME BY AYOBAMI ADEBAYO
Sometime in November 2017 I suddenly fell ill. I thought it would be the usual bout of malaria that lasts three days, the type that would allow me go to work while on treatment. Turned out that this malaria had it in for me. I ended up spending a full week at home with a … More DOES YOUR MOOD DETERMINE YOUR BOOK CHOICE?