SONGS of BENJAMIN is a collection of poetic pieces inspired by Biblical characters, with profound observations that collectively form a gripping homage to Jesus as Creator and Messiah. While employing an alternate rhyming scheme throughout, the structure of the various poems in this collection refreshingly defies convention and in substance offers an insightful vista into the deep and spectral array of agape love. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, from law to grace, the language is by turns poetic and accessible, narrational and poignantly descriptive.
The collection touches on an eclectic group of Biblical personalities including Abraham, Moses, Deborah, Esther, John the Baptist, Mary (mother of Jesus), Mary Magdalene, Paul, and others. Springing from a place as deep as it is inspired, these vignettes become an ultimate homage to Jesus.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BENJAMIN KWAKYE is the author of several works of fiction and poetry, and is the winner of two regional Commonwealth Writers Prize awards, for Best First Book and Best Book. His other awards include the IPPY Gold Award for Adult Multicultural Fiction. His novel, The Clothes of Nakedness, has been adapted for radio as a BBC Play of the Week. Kwakye’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Kwakye holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He is a director of The Africa Education Initiative. Kwakye was born in Accra, Ghana and now lives in Michigan with his family, Margaret, Nana, Jeede and Kristodia.