Amuneni takes us through tortuous spaces in beautiful language nuanced in gestural intensity wherein the beat of succinct words, destinies and destinations find purpose on the page. …for his lucidity of perception, tapestried locutions, deftness at painting word hybrid of riddles and insights, we should be most grateful.
– Shittu Fowora, award winning writer, editor and critic.
This collection has the earthy feel of real experience and yet the thrust and heft of creative imagination.
– Tade Ipadeola, multiple award winning author of The Sahara Testaments and Winner of The NLNG Prize for Literature 2013
From metaphorical sketches of Nigerian cities and socio-political conditions, to the inevitable engagement with love, There is a Lunatic in Every Town tells an all too human story in Amuneni’s unmistakable voice.
– Dike Chukwumerije, multiple award winning author, poet and ace performance poet.
Bash Amuneni explores compelling themes in a voice that draws you in. It’s art to the ear and the eye.
– Efe Paul Azino, ace performance poet and author of For broken men that cross often.
Bash Amuneni picks words from within and paints pictures to touch those who would listen. The grand performance poet escapes the stage to find the page. This is one crazy poet talking to the lunatic in all of us and there are a million lessons laced in the lyrics of the verse; would we listen?
– Su’eddie Vershima Agema, multiple award winning poet and winner of the ANA Prize for Poetry, 2014
Bash Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria’s top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album ‘Freedom’ was released in 2015. Bash’s artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition.
Bash has performed at various poetry platforms including The Lagos International Poetry Festival, the Nigerian Youth Summit 2016, and also at Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Campaigns. His poems have been published in some National Dailies and International Magazines. He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society and one of the figures behind the Open Mic Movement- Freedom Hall Nigeria, which supports alternative music and poetry.
He loves to draw and paint in his free time.