Eko Ree - The Many Faces of Lagos

Simbo Olorunfemi


Eko Ree - The Many Faces of Lagos

Eko Ree - The Many Faces of Lagos

  • Title: Eko Ree - The Many Faces of Lagos
  • Author: Simbo Olorunfemi
  • ISBN: 9789783222236
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback



The collection is a candid but graphic reflection on the many faces of Lagos The city is portrayed as a medley of experiences and the reader is taken through the hustle and bustle of a city, which in a way, manages to reveal its own magic The experiences captured in this book are those of the ordinary Lagos dwellers hacking their way through seemingly impossible passagesThe collection is a candid but graphic reflection on the many faces of Lagos The city is portrayed as a medley of experiences and the reader is taken through the hustle and bustle of a city, which in a way, manages to reveal its own magic The experiences captured in this book are those of the ordinary Lagos dwellers hacking their way through seemingly impossible passages to make a living Eko ree is distinctly impressive It is very rare to find a poetry book that is entirely devoted to the urban This is where the author s strength lies The collection is engaging The title is apt and captures the metaphor of Lagos life Almost every poem in the collection is successful Professors Mary Kolawole, Idris Amali, Saint Gbileka Dr Charles Bodunde Citation by Association of Nigerian Authors Jury at the announcement of the book as ANA CADBURY 2004 PRIZE WINNER One of the strong points of this collection is the use of simple, accessible languageEko Ree is a collection thatthrives on connects from different levels, catching images of city life as experienced in the peculiar city of LagosHe captures the fine details of everyday life, depicting the degeneration of the human condition and how these characters have adapted to live in cheerfulness and gusto in spite of the difficult times Indeed, the collection paints the many faces of Lagos Dr Hope EghaghaI believe that Simbo has magnificently captured the pulse of life of the city in his collection He notices the usually unnoticed and interpretes the street life vividly and uniquely He presents the reader with a delightful mixture of complex and simple, abstract and concrete, urban conversations that challenge us to examine our very being and relationship with our total environment socio economic and political Dr Ambrocio Lopez


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