Free Poetry/Photography Chapbook about Campus Life of One of Africa’s Most Notable University, OAU – from 7 Alumni



Here is a rich, very creative chapbook of poetry and photography from a set of 7 young writers and colleagues (I personally call them brothers) doing things everywhere they are. It is captioned Sandstorms in June. Download free HERE – or further below.

Take a few paragraphs from an email from Damilola Yakubu, speaking for the production crew on their debut creative work of poetry and photography.

Sandstorms in June is a chapbook of poetry and photography seeking to capture the experience of passing through Obafemi Awolowo University, and as an extension, through school as a whole. We hoped to create a memento through which students and graduates can interrogate and examine their experience in school, just maybe foray into the complexities of the human condition, and spur others to carry out similar artistic endeavours.

The work was created by 7 alumni of Obafemi Awolowo University, with a foreword by Tade Ipadeola (Winner, Nigerian Literature Prize 2013).

So, then, I eagerly welcome you to download free HERE, enjoy, and engage, as the young, vibrant group of 7 introduce to us through the creative lenses of poetry and photography, the unique campus life of one of the most notable University campus in Africa, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It is famously called GREAT IFE, for about 50 years now.


Kayode Taiwo OLLA,
9 November, 2014.

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Download SANDSTORMS IN JUNE chapbook free HERE


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