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
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?
No sponge is big enough to take in all that came out that night when words spewed from you and formed like spittle around your mouth. I scrambled to pick them up so I would build a house of doubt for you to see and tap you on the shoulder to say this is not … More SPONGEBOB SQUAREHEART
You’ll know everything good will come In time When you sight half of the yellow sun You’ll turn to your daughter whose eyes are freshly washed with tears You’ll murmur “weep not,child” Weep not. Yes, good should come out of this The memories of a decade of mourning Will rush to shore like angry waves … More You’ll Know Everything Good Will Come
You never really know the true meaning of love until someone hurts you and makes you see hatred then you can appreciate love, exude it and proclaim that you have arrived at its peak. That is my summation of Corrie Ten Boom’s account of the Holocaust. She was not a jew, she was Dutch but … More BOOK REVIEW-THE HIDING PLACE BY CORRIE TEN BOOM
She will pick memories with pluck Like a hand reaches for ripe mangoes From a laden tree She will pluck memories From the pillows where they Held promises in clasped hands She will swallow memories whole Sweet ones Memories from borrowed times She will seek for scented memories Buried in forgotten articles … More SHE WILL PICK MEMORIES