“How Morning Remembers the Night” captures the poet’s journey on the streets of memory. His voyage into houses filled with grief and “polithievians” a word coined for corrupt politicians. Like an expert navigator, this collection of poetry leaves readers enthralled by how the poet paints images with words as he spellbinds readers.
The poet also weaves emotive lines for lovers to savour as he takes readers on a trip full of heartbreaks and near-misses in his recollections. In the last poem, he fittingly ends the book with “May rose flowers bloom on the road that crossed our paths”, a tribute to a love so close and ravaged in memory.
“How Morning Remembers The Night” is a fascinating collection broken into parts though connected to a general theme serenaded around personal and collective grief.
The author Ifesinachi Nwadike is a rapper, essayist, poet and playwright whose works have appeared in Ake Review, ANA Review, The Sun Review, Praxis Magazine, Ngiga Review, Black Boy Review, African Writer and a host of other credible magazines. He is the Founding Editor of Ngiga Review and Co Facilitator of Ngiga Book Club.