Monday, 25 November 2013

Book review: The Light Bearer by Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

The Light Bearer is a collection of moral and religious poetry designed to ‘kill the darkness present in the world.’ The poetry draws on a number of influences and cultural inspirations. For a western audience it offers a glimpse into the world of Nigerian born Freedom, and the socio-political dynamics of the wider world.
Notable excellent pieces are The unseen promise and A black jewel. Swept away by love describes an experience of love that all readers can resonate with, in Freedom’s own unique style. What does it take to buy peace paints a picture of our modern world, images that are all too familiar from the 10 o’clock news. It is an honest and raw portrait of the conflict and strife that Western readers are so far removed from. Freedom’s poetry is a call to all who are still willing to work for peace.
Readers of world poetry will enjoy this collection, and leave carrying Freedom’s message of peace with them.

S J Menary

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