//Selected Poems (Strategies for Communication in Southern Afr)

Selected Poems (Strategies for Communication in Southern Afr)


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Oyebode is a Nigerian poet and doctor, living in the United Kingdom – factors evident in this collection of his poems, many of which maintain issues of home and exlile, and the poet’s place. His root society is his Yoruba fatherland. He lives and writes within the foreign culture and belongs to, and is alienated from, aspects of both societies on the same time. His poetic longing is for the basis culture – his exile has made the will to keep the dream of home alive inevitable. On arrival, and England, he writes, ‘a malarial lyricism/exiled and unaccompanied by song/arrived in this hostile shore.’The poems are selected, introduced and discussed at length by fellow Nigerian poet and academic, Onookome Okome.