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Oloyede Michael Taiwo

Lagos is Killing Me

This collection of poems covers the expanse of human experience: love, life, death… They draw you into Oloyede's world, a world where feelings and emotions take shape and breathe life through the sorcery of words.


Mastery of language is one of the grandest heights of man's intelligence. Man, we love words, be it in stories or songs or the lyricism of poetry. This is why Oloyede's collection of poetry is a marvel. We open its pages to see words in their most flowery form. Oloyede has a witty sense of style and he bends words to sooth his own meaning like a master blacksmith beats iron into shape.


Like all true poets of conscience, Oloyede also took the time to write about the fate of his country and the malaise of corruption that besieges it.


This is Oloyede's first offering. And it is worth holding with awe.
46 printed pages
Original publication
2021

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