Words, sensitive and exquistely well-chosen, are the hallmarks of Kunle Shittu’s poetry. Narrative Landscape Press presents the first of many collections from this new voice.
“Kunle Shittu uses imagery, economy of words, ornamented language and prosody as strategies in his poetry; the essence is to represent the realities of life.”
Obari Gomba, Author, Thunder Protocol
“Here is sensitive poetry that feels and fills. Kunle Shittu in his debut offering, Wahala, plumbs the inner spaces of humankind with pithy lyricism, shearing old power of its crude haughtiness while courageously probing the worth, or lack thereof, of a so-called country that provides nada. Bearing witness to the lines on these pages makes one cry to laugh. Like the avant-garde poet Charles Bukowski, Kunle Shittu rends the cosmos with the weapon of words.”
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Author, God of Poetry
“With Wahala, Kunle Shittu’s vigilant poetic intelligence assembles portraits of society, personas and states of mind in an accessible yet pithy galleria. The poems blur the lines between remembrance and nostalgia, between satire and chastisement. The plumb of the poetry is true, and the reach of waters from its fountain towers. This is a collection for those who know.”
Tade Ipadeola, author, The Sahara Testaments