Understanding Igbo poetry
Understanding Igbo Poetry is the English translation of the book “Ighota Abu Igbo” a handbook/guide to understanding and critiquing Igbo poems. It is written by Ihechukwu Madubuike and translated to English by Frances W. Pritchett.
STORY SUMMARIES *Revenge* Anton is a young clinical killer on the prowl with a knack for eliminating only influential figures for no apparent reason. Another 'mentally deranged lone wolf' perhaps. *A Different Dream* An accomplished surgeon stumbled upon a mysterious message while on vacation. It proved too hard to decipher but he knows he has to figure it out to get some answers. Would he? *Guilty* From rape victim to serial killer, an unwinding tale of a victim of sexual assault. *A Psychedelic Named Vivian* A story of drug use, mental health and mystery. An accomplished surgeon stumbled upon a mysterious message while on vacation. It proved too hard to decipher but he knows he has to figure it out to get some answers. Would he? *Rebirth* People stranded on a deserted island paradise with no rules, no stress and plenty of booze. Sounds like a recipe for a party, doesn't it? Does it. *Neverland* A dare turns upside down when (enter the protagonist's name here I've forgotten) lands himself on the naughty list. *Found* Midnight lures her to sneak out but the heavy darkness outside has another plan for Ara as she enters into another realm unexpectedly, which leads her to peep into her mind, body & soul. *Gone* Ina and Taiye are different beings. One, a Jinn. The other, a carefree human. The two must share one body for mutual benefit until one claims who gets to stay. *Two Roads* Harry, a young boy of twelve years, in an attempt to escape an existence of mediocrity sought refuge in books and the adventures of the woods....until the familiar became alien, his mother's warnings materializing like none before now. *Lost* Love made her leave her hometown to a faraway city to visit her fiance, who turned off his phone just to keep her from reaching him... would she find him?
"In learning about a language one also learns about the culture that produced it--the beliefs, traditions, habits, attitudes, ways of making a living, interpretations of natural surroundings, ideas about marriage, children, etc. I discovered that my Eurocentric education had left me sadly ignorant about Africa, so I began to educate myself by reading books by African writers. "Things Fall Apart," by Chinua Achebe, had a great impact on me.I developed a desire to see for myself this milieu that was clearly so different from my own."