ISBN 9780979085840
Pages 78
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2012
Publisher African Heritage Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Tigress at Full Moon


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“These poems are the embodiment of immortal imagination impregnated with the spirit of creativity…, they chant us to see the vision and imagine ourselves in it. On the vernacular poems I only wish I could hear and feel the cadences of a language ‘which is so efficient in its structure,’ according to Michael Echeruo, ‘that some say it was first spoken in Eden.’ This Tigress’ roar is a roar to which we should pay close attention.”

ROGER W. HECHT, Assistant Professor, Department of English, SUNY, College at Oneonta, NY

“In this collection the poems are not just … about mundane action and destruction, but of the infinite beauty and eternal repose which is the future. Th is is a triumph of poetic wish fulfillment… the stuff [of which the] mythic imagination is made.”

AFAM EBEOGU, Professor of English, Abia State University, Uturu-Okigwe, Nigeria

“Obiwu’s work … awakes the imagination by creating a mythical world in which the figures of romantic legend live their enchanted lives. It reclaims and vivifies the world of daily routine by renewing our grasp of its underlying meanings.”

PROFESSOR BEN OBUMSELU, Senior Personal Assistant, Anambra State Governor, Anambra State, Nigeria

About the Author


OBIWU received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in English with emphasis on Critical Theory from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York and wrote his dissertation on In the Name of the Father: Lacanian Reading of Four White South African Writers. Tigress at Full Moon is his second volume of poetry since Rituals of the Sun (1992). Obiwu's other publications have been widely acclaimed. He won the Donatus Nwoga Prize for Literary Criticism in Poetry (2009) with his essay on 'The Ecopoetics of Christopher Okigbo and Ezra Pound.' He was a fellow of the Presidential Leadership Institute, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (2011) and a fellow of the International School of Theory in the Humanities (1998). His other awards include the Charanjit Rangi Leadership Award for Faculty Professional Excellence from Central State University (2008) and the Resolution Recognition (No. 07-4-12-31) from the Greene County Board of Commissioners of Ohio (2007). Obiwu teaches English in the Department of Humanities, Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

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