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Shola Balogun

Shola Balogun

Shola Balogun, playwright, poet and writer whose creative Muse is the Mystic ladder of Yoruba world and Judeo-Christian thoughts, is from Yoruba,southwestern Nigeria. He received his Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, specializing in Literary and Dramatic Criticism.
He was the winner of the First Educare Trust’s Olaudah Equiano Poetry Prize (2002) and the Festival of Peace Poetry Award (2005) organized by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Cornwoman of Jurare and Other Poems (2007). His books The Wrestling of Jacob, Praying Dangerously: the Cry of Blind Bartimaeus, and Death and Suicide In Selected African Plays, are available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Shola-Balogun/e/B00LPRQU10 and select bookstores. His play, Egue Eghae, is ready for the stage. Shola Balogun also writes stories for children. His Yoruba background and encounter at the age of 21 with the poetry of John Donne and William Shakespeare influenced his creative writing.

 
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 Metaphor of My WastelandMetaphor of My Wasteland by Shola Balogun
Metaphor of My WastelandThe chorale of the balladist in the Akropolis is the metaphor of my wasteland.There is communion in the silence of the millstones and in the dimness of the eyes.
 Poetry:The Yoruba world and Judeo-Christian visionPoetry:The Yoruba world and Judeo-Christian vision by Shola Balogun
The centreplace of poetry in the Yoruba world and Judeo-Christian vision can be said to be more of a weapon and mystical experience than an entertaining art.
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