This study explores the nationalist imagination, artistic philosophy and the overtly political dimension of Remi Raji?s poetry. It is an attempt to construct a sustained critical discourse on Raji?s ongoing body of works. Raji is one of the major poetic voices on the Nigerian literary scene today. With the publication of his first collection, A Harvest of Laughters, in 1997 Raji has continued to strengthen his craft and vision through subsequent volumes: Webs of Remembrance (2000), Shuttlesongs: America ? a Poetic Guided Tour (2003), Lovesong for My Wasteland (2005); and Gather My Blood Rivers of Song (2009). Evidently he has attained poetic maturity and, given the frequency of his output, is set to realise a fulfilled poetic career. His maturation thus far through these five volumes deserves a major critical assessment, and a possible prediction for the direction of his artistic v
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|Size: ||6.8 MB|
|Publisher: ||Kraft Books|
|Date published: || 2011|
|ISBN: ||9789789182718 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|