ISBN 9789789181698
Pages 124
Dimensions 198 x 129mm
Published 2014
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Fourth Masquerade

by Ebi Yeibo

As one of the most important Nigerian poets who continue to write the nation in verse, Yeibo, in this fifth collection of poems, has strategically fashioned a kind of poetry that does not only derive its idiom from the prosody and folk tradition of the Izon of Nigeria, it equally advances the poet’s vision through form and structure. His recourse to folklore and reliance on oral materials in the image making process gives coherence and form to the poems. However, what distinguishes this collection from the previous ones is the question of the form through which he demonstrates an intense awareness of the Nigerian experience.

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About the Author

Ebi Yeibo

Educated at Abraka, Ibadan and Owerri, Ebi Yeibo holds a PhD in English Language and teaches in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. He is the author of Of Waters and the Wild (2017), The Fourth Masquerade (2014), Shadows of the Setting Sun (2012), The Forbidden Tongue (2007), A Song for Tomorrow (2003) and Maiden Lines (1997). He was winner of the ANA/Maria Ajima Prize for Literary Criticism (2018), ANA Poetry Prize (2014) and the Isaac Boro Prize for Niger Delta Literature (2008). He was runner-up, ANA Poetry Prize (2017 and 2005) and Pat Utomi Book Prize for African Literature (2006); and was listed for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature (2017). Ebi Yeibo has also won the ANA Bayelsa State Poetry Prize (2008), ANA Delta State Poetry Prize (2003 & 2004) and ANA Oyo State Poetry Prize (2000)., Nigeria. 

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