Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd is pleased to present Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau’s ‘FOR BOYS WHO WENT’ – the first in the WRR CHAPBOOK SERIES.

FOR BOYS WHO WENT, Agarau’s first individual literary offering is a must have collection of poems, versed in his unique style that has been hailed as an interesting cocktail of the formalities of the old, structured poetry forms and the liberalities of modern verses. You will love to love it.

FOR BOYS WHO WENT by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

FOR BOYS WHO WENT by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

It is available for FREE DOWNLOAD [CLICK HERE].

The paperback edition, set for release in January 2017, can be pre-ordered for N1,000 (call + 234 816 017 9151).


Agarau’s poems not only whisper to the readers’ minds, but the verses keep echoing until understanding is attained. He is a poet worth reading.
— Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Agarau ventures into the murky waters of social criticism with a unique insight into his thematic conceits. He weaves himself into his lines with such finesse that makes him not only empathic with his characters, but he shares their dreams, pains, and, may be, gain. His stylistic propensity is not only fluid but authentic, making his story rich and reaching. His choice of words is unapologetically genuine, making his subject matter real and connecting. Very few writers can seamlessly weave multiple themes with such depth of passion and engagement articulately without certain amount of intrusion as Agarau has done. This collection sets him apart as a poet whose voice will be heard many generations to come.
— Funso Oris

Rich with poignant lines and images that stare back at you in three dimension, Adedayo has demonstrated what it means to be at the fore of the literary revolution happening in the continent. Every line here dazzles with outstanding brilliance; the dexterity ripples from poem to page; from the first line through the length of the book. The tropes are arresting and liberating, all at once. The themes tuck at the reader’s mind with the valid points they raise. Undoubtedly, a fine first offering.
— Chibuihe-Light Obi

This right here is a poet of illusion and mirage. In this hour in which anarchy has become the new form of stability, in which sorrow has lost its value, the splendid poems of Adedayo Agarau give us an alternative—a world where normalcy reigns. Where boys learn to throw themselves at the world. Where girls stand their ground. Where parents sing from their palms. Before now, you close your eyes to experience this kind of world, but here you can open those eyes, all thanks to Agarau’s gift for the futuristic.
— D.M. Aderibigbe

In searching for answers in memories and looking at places and people that are caught up in recent events that has defined our country in recent times. Agarau has written a book of poems, his first offering, that will wake us up into the world as he sees it. From rooms that stink of formaldehyde and death to farewells, he has given us a body of poems that are extraordinary as they are haunting, he has coated reality as he sees it with beauty. This is a wonderful debut from a poet full of promise.
— Romeo Oriogun

FOR BOYS WHO WENT by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

FOR BOYS WHO WENT by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau


Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, author of FOR BOYS WHO WENT

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau, author of FOR BOYS WHO WENT

ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU is a Nigerian food nutritionist from the uphill area of Oke Agbo in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state. He was born in Ibadan. Adedayo started writing poetry in 2013. He has won several writing awards including the ‘What Can Words Do’ challenge in 2013, the Pulse Student Poetry Prize and the Tony Tokunbo Fernandez International Poetry Prize in 2014, the Brigitte Pooirson Poetry Contest (July) in 2015 and the Eriata Food Poetry Contest in 2016.

In 2013, he compiled a collection of political poetry, Epistle of Lies, which featured a hundred poets. Adedayo’s words have been published on Kalahari, Sankofa, WRR, African Writers, Praxis Magazine, and several other platforms. He lives in and Writes from Ibadan.


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