SILENCE NO MORE AND OTHER POEMS
Voyaging across the beautiful landscape(s) of insightful and illuminating poems gathered in this short collection, I found myself enthralled in the exploration of language by the poets. Reading through each poem as a reader and critic, one wonders how the poets, with the similitude of the thematic preoccupation, produced poems that reveal to one, the inventive works of islamic scholars and knowledgeable people. In each poem, the writers unfurl the historical relevance of some of these islamic innovators that contributed to science and technology. To me, these poems are mirrors. They reflect the beauty of being an elemental part of the society. They chronicle the biographies of those whose footprints remain indelible on the sand of time. In Akinbola Khadijat’s “Ingenuity”, the poet persona astounds the reader by presenting the beautiful works of Muslim scholars and innovators like Abbas Ibn Firnas, who attempted the building of an airplane that inspired Wilbur Wright; Al-Khawarizmi’s, who invented algebra; Abu Al-Kasim, who contributed immensely to modern surgery.
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