ISBN 9789789155088
Pages 30
Dimensions 254 x 203mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2014
Publisher Manila Publishers Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Lion and the Monkey

by Ikeogu Oke

The Lion and the Monkey is the story of a lion that falls into a trap while trying to eat meat he believes is free and the monkey that frees him from the trap. It is a story about trust and gratitude.

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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