BOOK REVIEW: RUFFLED BUTTERFLIES BY AYOTUNDE MAMUDU

BOOK REVIEW: RUFFLED BUTTERFLIES BY AYOTUNDE MAMUDU


The book RUFFLED BUTTERFLIES is a 146-page book, divided into 13 short stories. The author’s style of writing can be described as comical and he also generously employs the use of paronomasias and incorporates metaphors among other figures of speech. Even though every theme attempts to address a particular issue and in some cases a particular personality trait, the reader may even identify him/herself in one of the characters of these short stories. The stories presented in this book can be related to every aspect of life. The more one reads the book the more engrossed one gets and the more one understands the theme, style, setting and plot.

Among all the stories, I think I personally connected more with the one entitled ELECTRONIC LISTS, especially where he wrote about some glaring realities of our everyday lives as citizens of Nigeria, he portrayed the realities so well that every Nigerian can identify with, such as where he wrote “the potholes were indisce…

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