ISBN 9789789183616
Pages 144
Dimensions 212 x 140
Published 2016
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Obama-Mentum

An Anthology of Transformational Poetry

edited by Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah

Obama-Mentum is a collection of poems that respond to the emergence in 2008 of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States. From Obama’s declaration at the Old Capitol in Springfield to contest, to his historic inauguration as President, this anthology captures people’s experiences and emotions in words, rythm and performance. Poets from around the world and a some debut poets express their aspirations and expectations in a transformational presidency. 63 poems are included.

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About the Editor

Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah

Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah, is the vice chancellor of Kwara State University in Nigeria He received a BA in 1988 from University of Ilorin, with a thesis "Dadakuada: the trends in the development of Ilorin traditional oral poetry", subsequently published in African Notes., and in 1992 received a M.A. Literature in English from the same university. In 1999, he received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and was subsequently professor and chair of African Studies at Western Illinois University. He is now the vice chancellor or Kwara State University in Nigeria. 

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