English Department Holds Poetry Night

English Department Holds Poetry Night

A remarkable display of talent was witnessed by many at the library auditorium on the night of November 14th when students presented Poetry, drama, and a play.

An eventful evening, the night began with a poem written and presented by an Economics major, Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, with his partner, an Information Systems major, Nsikak Ntuen.

Chukwuemeka performed an exciting piece of poetry coupled with a little drama as they argued about the importance of school between a father, played by Chukwuemeka himself, who wanted his son to graduate with laurels in his academics, and a son, played by Nsikak, who lacked desire and motivation for academic success and craved to chart a different path.

The second event was a recitation of poems by two other students; one about politics and the other about love. The poems revolve around contemporary issues in society, and that impressed the panel of judges consisting of Mrs. Emilienne Akpan, Dr. Tristan Purvis, and Dr. Hannah Mugambi.

The final segment of the evening was a play written by a second-year law student, Ifunanya Anyene. Her work was inspired by Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie, and Wole Soyinka’s works “I hope to one day go down as one of the great literary artists such as the aforementioned role models,” said Anyene.

The play comprises two monologues set in two different times: one in the 1980s and the other in 2018 and how the two worlds unite in the end, giving the play a sharp and interesting twist.

Reported by Zulqarnain Mahmood