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home equals holes: tale of an exile
By Su’eddie Vershima Agema
   

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PRAISE FOR HOME EQUALS HOLES: TALE OF AN EXILE (Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry 2014) Agema’s Home Equal Holes: Tales of an Exile is a product of an aesthetic that renders private anxiety in a coherent, sustained metaphor that does not shy from interrogating the public. With its intriguing marriage of private and public images, and a subtle leaning towards orality, the collection appears versatile and protean, seeking, with an acute sense of commitment, answers to everyday questions that confront very many people living in the condition of abuse and privation in contemporary Nigeria. - Judges Report, Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry 2014 Su’eddie’s poetry is precociously profound. There aren’t many poets of this generation whose art possess such depth of themes; such sophistication of diction. - Reward Nsirim, author of Fresh Air and other stories Su’eddie Vershima Agema also knows how to brew despair and misery so deliciously you would pay for a sip of it… But HOME EQUALS HOLES is not all gloom and gnashing of teeth. There is also hope for blue skies and sunshine. There is no certainty, though. There is only hope. Su’eddie Vershima Agema approaches poetry with the confidence and dexterity of a master craftsman who seems to have so mastered the ropes that he can walk its entire length even without a balancing pole. - Uchenna Franklin Ekweremadu Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to flag@okadabooks.com to report it

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