The Road To Bauchi & Other Poems
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The Road to Bauchi and Other Poems is a slim volume of forty two short poems grouped into four sections, namely: “Bauchi Poems”, “Haiku Poems”, “Of People and Places”, and “Receding Song”. This poetic harvest is a carnival in a way, a feast of creativity which is lyrical, nostalgic, and contemplative in parts. It is a festival of life and a celebration of humanity. The poems reflect the beautiful landscapes of Northern Nigeria through graphic description of its geography and natural environment. In this guise, the poet engages in critical social commentaries on human life and existence in Northern Nigeria in a language that is simple, lucid, and descriptive. In a nutshell, The Road to Bauchi and Other Poems is an arresting collection of poems on various thematic subjects. As a book which can be described as poetry for everyman, Denja Abdullahi’s The Road to Bauchi and Other Poems is undoubtedly a worthy contribution to the African tradition of letters.
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