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Review: The Tongues Of A Shattered S-k-y By Tosin Gbogi by bookrep: 8:45pm On Oct 15, 2016
Book: The Tongues of a Shattered S-k-y

Publisher: Blackgraphics Book

Author: Tosin Gbogi

Reviewer: Rasaq Malik Gbolahan

Pages: 102 pages

ISBN: 978-978-2137-942

First published: 2012

Genre: Poetry


Apart from I am memory, a poetry collection by Jumoke Verissimo and Night of My Flight by Akeem Lasisi, Tosin Gbogis The Tongues of a Shattered S-k-y is another magnificent collection that extremely talks on airegin the nay-tion of regal gin, the other way Gbogi re-constructs Nigeria, he alienates her, her life swindling, burning in the charcoal of broken memories of unseen pasts. Tongue of the shattered sky is poignantly written with great diction, each word hammering heavily on pains, agonies, desolate hearts of destitute, mourning a country filled with crying children, miscarriages of pregnancies and how history keeps repeating itself, how the same political truants keep staying at the upper seats and hunger-stricken masses are down waiting for hazy future. What a nay-tion of regal gin, intoxicant that perturbs the brains of our leaders, a nay-tion where bombs are play things, a nay-tion where robbers are friends of the citizen, a nay-tion where policemen are mid-night hunters, gunning down young minds because of money, a nay-tion where lies and truths reach compromise to withdraw the already burnt glories, ashes of loss still spread at the village square, on the streets. The readers can perceive it in Gbogis collection.

Divided into four parts, with each title turning obstinate ears to the speeches of looters and sassing the commands of those thieves at the feet of the fallen mountain, Gbogi critically talks about the sociopolitical vices and religious shenaniganism that plagues our regal-gin nay-tion.


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