“Amu Nnadi’s newest poetry offering, a river’s journey, spans 172 pages. The book is divided into four sections, each of which holds poems that are independent in their fullness and subject matters, but seem inter-connected, as though telling a story. The first section, which is called beginnings, starts with poems that have their roots in water. The poet introduces fresh perspectives about water, alluding them to the most basic things, in the most unexpected ways. The end product of this is that fresh metaphors and enchanting imagery emerge as one gets to see layers of the painting of water in the poems on its surface and how it gives the whole oeuvre a more contemplative meaning. Either way, they retain their depth and enchantment.”
About the Author
Amu Nnadi is a master wordsmith and one of Nigeria’s most renowned performance poets. His commitment to poetry and the literati has birthed two sublime volumes of poetry: A River’s Journey and A Field of Echoes.