We are pleased to indulge in our first selection from Dr. Jerry Agada’s labor of love, Five Hundred Nigerian Poets. This Aboki Publishers volume, shipping from 43 New Bridge (Otukpo) Road in Makurdi, Benue State, sings with diversity. It is a rich tapestry of creative vision.

We present only one of the 500 poets, David Aondona Angya. A native of Benue State and a graduate of Benue State University, young David (born in 1976) is a lawyer, preacher, actor and broadcaster. His work, “Broken Marriages,” speaks with near geometric precision about a traditionally messy subject.


Written by . . . . . . . David Aondona Angya


Archival Research by . . . . . . . Bryan Wilhite