Poems and poem review written by Nigerian authors or African authors used by Nigerian literature students.

Kids Poetry

Poem :An Oba

Here is one poem that helps teach culture and also grammatical structure. An Oba I’d like to be an Oba And wear a crown of beads, And whisk a long, soft cow tail And do grand and noble deeds. I’d like to be an Oba And sit upon a throne, I’d like to take as […]

Articles Poetry

Figures of sound in literature

Figures of sound in literature has to do with poetic devices that are appealing musically or metrically in a literary work. Unlike the usual poetic devices which we refer to figures of speech, these has the ability to beautify a line more to the ears of the audience. 1. Alliteration: This is the repetition of […]


END OF THE WAR by Okinba Launko

A poem characterized under the African poetry. They say, a war only ends, when another war begins: the silence of the battlefield heralds the widow’s anguish   For, to set questions is not as hard as finding answers….   Our war has ended because war is now with us   The deserted houses, the fallen […]