ISBN 9789789234202
Pages 146
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Manila Publishers Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

In the Wings of Waiting

by Ikeogu Oke

This multi-voice collection is led by patriotic poems and is dominated by love poems. The author's previous collection, Salutes without Guns was selected as one of the Books of the Year 2010 by the Times Literary Supplement and was long-listed for the 2010 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.

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"Ikeogu Oke is not afraid to ask questions in the penetrating language only poetry has at its command... No end to the wide illumination in the protean gifts of this man... In whatever form of art, the poems In the Wings of Waiting are here for our personal and political association when our own words are not, as we survive, along with his insights, 'the road to perdition'".

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize Winner. From the foreword in the book

"Ikeogu Oke is a poet of the miracles of everyday life. This collection shows him at his admirable best when celebrating intimate moments and the mysteries and triumphs of the simple and ordinary."

Odia Ofeimun, Poet
About the Author

Ikeogu Oke

Ikeogu Oke won the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature with The Heresiad, is book of epic poetry. His poems and other writings have appeared in journals, anthologies and other publications worldwide. He has performed his poems at various fora in Nigeria, South Africa and the United States, including as a special performance poet guest of Brown University in 2014. He graduated with a BA in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar and an MA in Literature from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 2010, Nadine Gordimer, the winner of the 1991 Noble Prize in Literature, selected Salutes without Guns, his second collection of poems, as her Book of the Year for the Times Literary Supplement

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