The Way Of The Wind – Wale Olaogun

The Way of the Wind is a profound and deeply moving collection of poems by Nigerian writer Wale Olaogun. This powerful chapbook fearlessly explores the harsh realities facing Nigerians – social injustice, political turmoil, the weight of exile, and the enduring impacts of the EndSARS protests. Through metaphor-rich verses and vivid imagery, Olaogun gives voice to the anguish, resilience, and indomitable spirit of his people. From personal reflections to searing social commentary, these poems will leave an indelible mark on your soul.


The Way of the Wind” is a powerful and poignant collection of poems by Nigerian writer Wale Olaogun. This chapbook explores the harsh realities of life in Nigeria, delving into themes of social injustice, political instability, the burden of exile, and the lingering effects of the EndSARS movement.

Through his evocative verses, Olaogun invites readers to bear witness to the anguish and resilience of the Nigerian people, painting vivid portraits of their struggles and triumphs. With a keen eye for detail and a deep well of empathy, he skillfully weaves personal experiences, memories, and relationships into a tapestry of universal resonance.

Olaogun’s poems are not mere words on a page; they are a testament to the human spirit, a clarion call for change, and a celebration of the indomitable will to survive. From the haunting “Finding Home in Exile” to the introspective “My Body Is a Cold Fire,” each poem is a masterful blend of metaphor, symbolism, and raw emotion.

Whether grappling with loss, racism, or the weight of survival, “The Way of the Wind” is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Nigerian experience. Olaogun’s literary prowess shines through, leaving an indelible mark on the reader’s soul and igniting a desire for a better, more just world.


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