The Texture Of Air

The Texture Of Air

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THE TEXTURE OF AIR, a slim volume of 45 poems, is Sodiq Alabi’s debut collection. Apart from that the poetry in this book starts from the cover where the eye is greeted by a whirlwind of brilliant colours, I also like how the quality of the binding re-assures me that our printing/publishing houses are not resting on their oars in the race to perfection.

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THE TEXTURE OF AIR, a slim volume of 45 poems, is Sodiq Alabi’s debut collection. Apart from that the poetry in this book starts from the cover where the eye is greeted by a whirlwind of brilliant colours, I also like how the quality of the binding re-assures me that our printing/publishing houses are not resting on their oars in the race to perfection.
THE TEXTURE OF AIR is a bundle of interests. It is about gain and loss, about love and hatred, about life and death, about the present and the past. The book is very much about the traditional as it is of the modern. In this book, the best part of life seems to have happened in the past, which is why we encounter a persona that is always looking backwards. Sometimes this retrospection seems to be indulged in willingly as may be seen in the last two lines of the very first poem: “We wail and reach for shadows/ How absurd our strive (sic)” and other times, the persona seems coerced into it as the last two lines of the fifth poem suggests: “If we do not smoke them before yesterday/ The dead will come for us today”. The past is also littered with guilt and regret which always find their ways to the persona no matter how much the latter tries to wall them off.

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Author

Sodiq Alabi

ISBN

9789785390001

Publisher

AMAB

Pages

58

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