Poems for a Century: An Anthology on Nigeria by Tope Omoniyi,Sulaiman Adebowale,Kole Ade-Odutola,Toyin

By Tope Omoniyi,Sulaiman Adebowale,Kole Ade-Odutola,Toyin Adewale Gabriel,Richard Ali,Ifi Amadiume,Afam Akeh,Tade Akin Aina,Peter Akinlabi,Funso Aiyejina,Ismail Bala,John Pepper Clark,Omohan Ebhodaghe,Amatoritsero Ede,Hope Eghaga,Ogaga Ifowodo,Zainabu Jallo,

In 2010, billions of naira have been spent to have fun the fiftieth anniversary of Nigeria's independence when you consider that 1960. extra naira are to be spent in 2014 to commemorate the centenary marking the nation's start in 1914 from an amalgamation of various staff of peoples, languages, cultures and expectancies. because the judgment of right and wrong of the kingdom, writers are calling for a deeper introspection. 100 years after unification, the main populous African kingdom has oscillated from being nice to being fickle, from colony to independence and dependency, from peace to struggle to ungraceful lack of confidence, from army dictatorship to civilian oppression and profligacy and masses extra of the various contradictions of a fancy nationwide polity.
In this designated collection Poems for a Century: An Anthology on Nigeria, poets from diverse backgrounds, generations and persuasions discover what it skill to be a citizen of this distinctive African state. moving from melancholy to wish, lamentation to happiness, condemnation to adoration and each gamut of sensibilities possible, the members reiterate the concept of engagement and the facility of the written observe to push for social swap of their liked country. In fifty poems, Nigeria turns into the foundation not only to elevate questions on its prior reviews and current contexts, but in addition to posit aspirations for a greater nation.

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