“The poems, In Memoriam of a Modest Shame. are largely traditional in structure and form, in the way they voice the thoughts that call them forth, and in the associations and inuences which can be inferred from their lines. They spare almost nothing in the inclusive scope of their subject matters, from religion through politics, culture, social realities, historical estrangement, domestic abuse, gender; sometimes they are nostalgic of what has been lost—mostly of traditional innocence.” – Ebenezer Agu, poet and chief editor of 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.
About the author
Nnaemeka Oruh studied English at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Oruh’s political essays and poems have appeared in several prints and online journals. Nnaemeka’s themes are derived mainly from the point-of-view of a discontented youth, seeking to find meaning in a society of false promises and hopes.
He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Ikenga Chronicles. In Memoriam of a Modest Shame is his first collection of poems. Nnaemeka is a gender and rights advocate who lives in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.