Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mementoes: A Collection Of Poems On OAU To Be Unveiled This Saturday

Mementoes, an anthology of poems based on the Obafemi Awolowo University Community is set to be launched this Saturday, the 18th March, 2017 at Auditorium II, a lecture theatre based in the Humanities by 10.00am prompt.

This unique collection of poems was conceived by two time award winning poet and journalist, Olaoluwa Joseph, also known as Eminent, alongside other writers on OAU campus.

Mementoes is the third successor of poetic anthologies on OAU campus which was first birthed to life by antecedent works of “Sandstorms in June” and “Night Visions.”

Flavoured by 5 different poets in their uniquely differentiating styles, Mementoes has been able to cast a different lens of the spectrum on OAU in different ways.
The emblematic mementoes is a unique collage of Poetry, Photography and Art and it features celebrity artist, Pelumi Ponmile who painted the Mementoes back cover, Aniedi Utah, a seasoned writer and student of the Department of English, 400 level; Ojelabi Jesujoba, also known as Pope Jay, a writer and 300L Student of the Faculty of Pharmacy; Orode Elizabeth, a writer and also a 300 level student of the Department of Economics; and Adewunmi Mide Benedict, a graduate of the Literature in English, OAU.

The poems in the anthology number 50 in all as they touch on a wide array of issues that affect the average student of the OAU Community and it is a must possess by every conscious Great Ife Student. Some of the poems include a Dance of Shame, written against the unjust SMS Corporal punishment meted out to students caught in the act of theft; Anglomoz, a lover’s hide in OAU; Circumstances; The Water place inspired by another artwork drawn by Pelumi Ponmile; A is only for the gods; Learning and Culture alongside others.

For Olaoluwa Joseph, the Head-writer, He said: “Mementoes is for every student of OAU and it should be quickly grasped by all. It is insanely backed with lot of memories’ and as such, there is a poem directly relating to everyone.” 

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