Book Review: Ogadinma by Ukamaka Olisakwe

Book Title:  Ogadinma Genre: FictionAuthor:  Ukamaka OlisakwePublisher:  Masobe BooksYear of Publication:  2021Number of Pages: 266ISBN: 978-978-57645-6-7Reviewer: Tola Ijalusi Book Review Ogadinma is the story of triumph, a story of Ogadinma’s journey to liberation and self-discovery. A story that stands for the voice of many Nigerian women who has faced abuse, and patriarchal oppression. A true Nigerian story.  A good girl of 17 who want to study Literature at the University went to see Barrister Chima for assistance in gaining admission but the rich lawyer took advantage of her, thwarting her dreams and giving her some money to ‘take care of yourself’ which Ogadinma later used … Continue reading Book Review: Ogadinma by Ukamaka Olisakwe

​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

TOUCH by Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond | Poetry Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Changing Narrative of TOUCH: A Poetry Review of ‘Touch’, A Spoken Word Piece by Donna Ogunnaike By Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond Around the world, there is a drastic change in what we once called life; living has been interrupted by the basic need to survive in isolation. Our usual social interactions have been lost to this language called “Touch”. Safety guidelines have become like nursery rhymes to our children – Don’t touch your face! Don’t touch surfaces with bare hands! Sneeze into your elbow! No hugging! No handshakes! Maintain Social Distancing! The list is endless, sometimes it looks … Continue reading TOUCH by Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond | Poetry Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Ratings: 4.5/5 Author Name: Joseph S. Spence, Sr. Book Title: Sincerely Speaking Spiritually Publisher: WestBow Press (February 21, 2020) Reviewed by: TLOP Reviewers Team Print Length: 138 pages Language: English ASIN: B08591VHK7 Book link:  Amazon Joseph S. Spence Sr. Book now available on Amazon The introduction is written by Dr. Joseph Spence Sr., while the foreward is written by Reverend B. E. Coleman, Master of Divinity, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Reverend B. E. Coleman is the enlightened Pastor of Siloah Lutheran Church and School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has held a variety of significant offices in his ministry with livened congregations, taught … Continue reading Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World by Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

  For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World Title: For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate Author: Amirah Al Wassif Publisher: Poetic Justice Books & Arts Year: 2019 Pages: 44 ISBN 10: 1950433013 ISBN 13: 978-1950433018 Reviewer: Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. This is an exceptional poetry book by an angelic author, who has opened her soul like an angel, speaks like an apostle, and shows great testament of love trough poetry. She places us in areas as: battle fields, refugee camps, dark lonely streets, et al. She inspires us with visions such as: … Continue reading For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World by Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

A POTPOURRI FROM ZIMBABWE: A REVIEW OF CHENJERAI MHONDERA’S THE MANIFESTO# BY OLUBOLA ALAMU | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Title: The Manifesto# An Anthology of Peace Author: Chenjerai Mhondera Publisher: Alakowe (Parousia Magazine) Year: 2018 Pages: 102 ISBN: 978-978-969-403-7 Reviewer: Olubola Alamu BUY HERE The Manifesto# is an eclectic volume by Chenjerai Mhondera, Zimbabwean poet, playwright and comedian. In this anthology, Mhondera has written many verses that address several aspects of personal and societal life. The collection is also eclectic in that some of the poems (in Chapter 10, “For the Beauty of Languages of Universe”) are written in a Zimbabwean language, and some parts of the book are more prose than poetry. Building up from the first … Continue reading A POTPOURRI FROM ZIMBABWE: A REVIEW OF CHENJERAI MHONDERA’S THE MANIFESTO# BY OLUBOLA ALAMU | PAROUSIA Magazine

Book Review | A Peculiar Treasure by Emmanuel O Afolabi | PAROUSIA Magazine

Title: A peculiar Treasure Author: Emmanuel O. Afolabi Genre: Christian Literature Format: (ebook) Book Dimension: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches Number of Pages: 52 Publication Year: March 23rd, 2018 Publisher: Independently published Edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1980517401 ISBN-13: 978–1980517405 Reviewer: Blessing Afolabi Available at: Amazon via this link A Peculiar Treasure is an embellishment of four chapters of 52 pages, all encompassing on the price and reward of Obedience to God almighty. The introductory chapter deals with God’s requirements from us. Emmanuel Afolabi speaks on things required of us by God. According to the Author, one must act justly, … Continue reading Book Review | A Peculiar Treasure by Emmanuel O Afolabi | PAROUSIA Magazine

Lalibela’s Wise Man: Review By Bhekimpilo Dungeni

  There is an excellent play of words in Lalibela’s Wise Man, yet the writer doesn’t shy away from building an evenly fast-paced and catchy narrative. It grips one’s attention from the first Chapter; with a clear, concise description of the main-character Christian and his unfolding journey towards self-discovery. The beauty of the story is that it’s a journey from the word-go, and the reader is left with no choice but fixated to this page-turner that takes him from America to Ethiopia; in a splendid display of disparities between the two countries.   As a reader, one gets to enjoy … Continue reading Lalibela’s Wise Man: Review By Bhekimpilo Dungeni

PURITY IN RECIPROCAL;WHEN ANOMALY BECOMES NORM (A Review of Emmanuel Inedu’s “A Requiem For Virtue”) by Akor Emmanuel

    Poet: Emmanuel Inedu Poem: A Requiem For Virtue Book: Cockcrow At Noon, 2015.Pp 45. Publisher: Words Rhymes and Rhythm Reviewer: Akor Emmanuel Oche   It was the french poet, writer and art critic, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) who admonished that “to insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality” a statement which traverses nationalities to futher strengthen the link between sound morals and the struggle for purity at heart by individuals all over the world who strive to excel in life. A knob which was later approved by the francophone philosopher Simone Weil … Continue reading PURITY IN RECIPROCAL;WHEN ANOMALY BECOMES NORM (A Review of Emmanuel Inedu’s “A Requiem For Virtue”) by Akor Emmanuel