All posts by Joseph Omotayo
Book Review: History, and the Rare Appeal of ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing is an unhurried narrative of how Europe pillaged Africa almost dry of her human resources, and their supposed...
Book Review: A Look at ‘Behold the Dreamers’ by Imbolo Mbue
Imbolo Mbue would have to write twice as beautiful again to beat the mark this debut has set...
Book Review: A Look at ‘Welcome To Lagos’ by Chibundu Onuzo
Much can be said about this novel, but one observation should not be left out though; Welcome To...
Book Review: The Amazing Artistry of Irenosen Okojie’s ‘Speak Gigantular’
Speak Gigantular is a crazily interesting collection with enough grit, humour, and reflection to go round.
Book Review: Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu Kabu – An Appealing Feminist Fantasy
Kabu Kabu deftly interrogates issues in ways that do not stab at the fun of reading. The stories...
Book Review: The Un-Soothing Melody of ‘Taduno’s Song’ by Odafe Atogun
In saving his lover, Taduno must reach a compromise to use his tool of activism to praise the...
Book Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
The writer has such rare gift that unifies various complex parts of the book to make a strong...
Book Review: H.J. Golakai ‘s ‘The Lazarus Effect’ – Crime Fiction Meets Finesse
The Lazarus Effect branches into other themes that border on mental health, avarice, gangsterism, betrayal, abandonment, more...
Review: A Few Good Things About Arimah’s ‘What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky’
In this collection of twelve short stories, Lesley Nneka shows the human tendency to revolt, to survive and...
Book Review: Pain and Deceit in Ayobami Adebayo’s ‘Stay With Me’
Ayobami Adebayo etches pains on her characters. Every one of them is struggling against something, none is free....
Book Review: Pace and Closure in Chris Abani‘s ‘The Secret History of Las Vegas’
Chris Abani's Las Vegas is the home of freaks, lovers, pretentious lovers, saints and those who badly need...
Caine Prize 2017 Review: Lesley Nneka Arimah‘s ‘Who Will Greet You At Home’
Last year Nneka Arimah gave us 'What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky'. This year,...
Caine Prize 2017: Arinze Ifeakandu’s ‘God’s Children Are Broken Little Things’
Ifeakandu knows what he wants to write about and he tells it with a courageous certainty. Nothing overburdens...