TOPAZ BOOKS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES…the publication of ICARUS RISING, the long-awaited collection of poems by Emman Usman Shehu.
Copies are readily available for the cover price of N800. Delivery within Abuja at no extra cost, but outside Abuja will include mailing charges.
Call 08092227705 or email prohabe@hotmail or email@example.com for details. Meanwhile enjoy these citations from the blurb page:
“ Emman Shehu’s new collection of poems heightens all kinds of emotions and tickles the inquisitive mind to read on. It is a unique work of art. – Hycentha Madu (nee Ndefru), Lecturer and Critic
“… Icarus Rising, is so evocative through a variety of themes, such that it will not fade in one’s memory…. My favourite poem is ” Mermaid’ which succinctly describes the feeling my Lagos sometimes evokes in me ” Funmi Ottitoju, Journalist
“Here is a thematic collection of superlative poems; each having a depth that resonates in the reader appreciation for aesthetically crafted words with sensory value. In it Emman Usman Shehu, a scion, contemporary poet and social crusader, boldly informs, educates and entertains the reader with an endearing cadence, an evocative voice, and a lucid but deep poetic style. The work gives a reflection of the poet’s many years of working experience in diverse creative disciplines. In the mind’s eyes, his poems engender stimulating images with rhythms and rhymes that evoke soul-pleasing musicality. Though the poems are reminiscent of traditional Anglo-American poetry, the poet uses contemporary African themes and images in handling social issues. Savour the literary aesthetics, ICARUS RISING! “
– Jack Vincent Fidelis
Journalist, Writer and Activist
“This is a collection of poetry that promises something for everyone. From mini-tales of love and loss, to mournful odes to nationhood, to lyrically-scathing observations of local and national politics, to the seemingly ordinary made playfully extraordinary in just a matter of a few lines – it is a study-feast for poetry lovers of every age. Dr Emman Shehu has produced a volume of poems that are both contemporary and timeless, captures the eclectic moods of a nation and neatly folds them into one collective heartbeat entitled Icarus Rising. Despite having a national education system in flux, I expect to see this incorporated into Nigerian school curricula, re-enacted on many a stage, and recited by a new generation of budding poets and aficionados. Icarus Rising is poised to be a national treasure
– Chinwe Madubuike(PhD), International development specialist and broadcaster.