Title: Perceptions (Unabridged)
Publisher: Larry Press
Author: Dele Agrogundade
Reviewers: Toni Kan and Professor Ahmed Yerima
My old teacher, Professor Wole Soyinka, once told me in class that the ultimate aim of any writer is to be relevant to the society for whom he writes. This is the case of Dele Arogundade and his poems because they emerge from a poet’s determination to be relevant to his immediate society and whatever society he is privileged to visit.
The poems can be described as a margin from a natural-realistic point of view because they talk about nature; they reflect nature and are written through the creative eye of a poet who appreciates nature. I recommend the poems to all as it will serve as an example to show that a supposed hardened heart has soul.
– Professor Ahmed Yerima
Professor of Theatre Arts
Redeemer’s University Nigeria
Dele Arogundade is a poet whose poetry flows straight from the heart. They are anchored on very strong conviction and, taken as a whole, they paint a well realized picture of an officer and gentleman in the service of his country.
In reading these deeply personal and reflective poems, one can easily trace the trajectory of the poet’s life; his family situation, his occupation, his travels, even his favorite sport.
– Toni Kan
Award winning poet, essayist and
Short story writer