We are excited to announce the release of “The Reign of the Hawks,” a mesmerizing poetry collection that transcends boundaries and takes readers on a soaring journey through the realms of emotion, nature, and the human experience. Written by the talented poet Enang God’swill Effiong, this exquisite collection is set to captivate hearts and minds with its lyrical prowess and profound insights.
“The Reign of the Hawks” embraces the power of language and art to weave a tapestry of emotions, contemplations, and observations, inviting readers to explore the complexities of life through the poet’s eloquent verses. Each poem within this collection serves as a graceful flight of thought, touching upon universal themes such as love, loss, hope, and resilience.
Enang God’swill Effiong showcases remarkable versatility, embracing various poetic forms and styles, from sonnets and haikus to free verse and experimental compositions. This eclectic mix ensures an engaging reading experience for poetry enthusiasts of all tastes.
The collection celebrates the beauty of the natural world and its connection to the human spirit. “The Reign of the Hawks” gracefully intertwines the imagery of soaring hawks, cascading waterfalls, whispering forests, and shimmering stars, igniting a sense of wonder and introspection.
The poems in this collection delve into the depths of human emotions, rendering experiences of love, heartache, joy, and contemplation with an authentic and heartfelt touch that readers will find deeply relatable
Enang God’swill Effiong skillfully captures life’s subtleties, provoking thought and encouraging readers to ponder on the profound questions of existence. Themes of self-discovery and the human condition resonate throughout the collection, evoking an unnerving sense of pathos and a renewed appreciation for life’s journey.
PRAISE FOR THE REIGN OF THE HAWKS
This is a truly enjoyable, multi- sided, original volume of poems, spanning ages, spaces and ideas. The volume, a debut I imagine, is experimental, technically alluring and highly promising. I trust that this plantain tree will grow into a huge Iroko, in due course.
—Prof Olu Obafemi, FNAL, NNOM.
With a scathingly beautiful sense of humor, Enang God’swill Effiong’s The Reign of The Hawks leaps elegantly from the comical to the political as it is with most poets of his time though with a little touch of idiomatic nuance. He deftly juxtaposes the traditional and the social in a way far more electrifying than any collection from a Nigerian poet I have read in a while.
—Tares Oburumu, Winner of the Sillerman prize for African poets, 2022.
‘In Reign of the Hawks , the poet invites us to peer into an uncertain future, unraveling the essence of humanity in a world both familiar and unknown. Divided into four captivating parts, each section paints a vivid picture of a world ravaged by insatiable greed and entrenched social norms.”
—Dhee Sylvester, Writer and Visual Artist
“The Reign of the Hawks by God’swill Enang Effiong is an evocative collection that delves into the very heart of human emotions and experiences. Within these pages, words take flight and emotions unfurl like wings in a breathtaking display of imagery and verse. Each poem is a carefully crafted tapestry, weaving together moments of vulnerability, strength, and the eternal dance of the human spirit. In this collection, you will be captivated by the lyrical cadence and profound emotions that resonate deep within.
—Nosakhare Collins, Writer, Publisher and Author of “When Ravens Become Flowers”.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Enang God’swill is a writer, teacher, and a graduate of English from the University of Ilorin He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from National Open University of Nigeria.
His editorials and reviews have been published in Tribune and Vanguard Newspapers in Nigeria. Internationally, his work has been published in The New Castle Review, Lion and Lilac, Goodreads and other websites.
The book, “The Reign of the Hawks”, will be available for purchase through LIBRETTO Publishers, Libretto Bookstores and major bookstores nationwide on September 1, 2023.
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