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Author: Echezonachukwu Nduka

Poetry | Papaerback | ISBN: 9781777275617

“Waterman affirms Echezonachukwu Nduka’s stature as an experienced poet. The poems are carefully crafted, highly descriptive, and flow rhythmically. Through the collection, the poet’s experiences of navigating through urban society come alive through images of music, water, and Catholicism. There are keen observations, witty and memorable images, and beautiful philosophical statements that make the poetry reading experience exhilarating. Nduka’s Waterman is versatile and uplifting.” – TANURE OJAIDE

“A wonderfully winding work of a voice matured. Echezonachukwu Nduka’s work is lyrical and the words jump to life on the page.” – ERIN CASTALDI

“As a poet, Echezonachukwu Nduka brings his classical musician’s light and swift hands to the page. In an even, sober voice, these mostly narrative poems open like nocturnes—in slow, deliberate, contemplative, and measured prose until their accents quicken and the reader is caught in a surprising orchestra of metaphors.” – AMATORITSERO EDE

“In Waterman the vibrant poetry of Echezonachukwu Nduka takes imaginative leaps and turns, finds meanings in kindred places, from the streets of Margate to the currents of the Niger; and in people, from the old teacher to the sole artist. Speaking sometimes as the young philosopher, Nduka spins an entrancing web of imagery and mesmerizing vortex of ideas. His passion for music runs like a leitmotif throughout his poems, striking notes that illuminate our humanity and spirituality. In his masterful poem “Transition” he speaks of “harmonic resonance of all unguarded hours….” Here the old teacher asks, “Who owns language?” In this transcendent poem we can safely say Nduka owns the language, fills it with wonder, and makes it new again.” – ANTOINETTE LIBRO

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Echezonachukwu Nduka, poet and pianist, is the author of Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (Griots Lounge, 2018). He was born in Nigeria and educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kingston University London, UK. Recipient of the 2016 Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize, his work has appeared in The Indianapolis Review, Kissing Dynamite, The Village Square Journal, Transition, Saraba, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Jalada Africa, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Vol. II, among others. His poetry, sometimes narrative in form, explores themes on several degrees of human relationships, religion, afterlife, and music. Waterman is his second full-length poetry collection.

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Weight 132 g
Dimensions 13.34 × 0.66 × 20.32 cm


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