Parliament Of Owls Setbook Guide
Parliament of Owls’ is a poetry work by Adipo Sidang’ touching on different themes with politics and the state of African politics as the over-arching theme. The poet explores with blunt honesty and unique literary style the socio-political ills that have undermined development in African countries, with great reference to Kenya.
Besides the theme of politics, the poet grapples with the reality and illusion of love, delves into the theme of life and death, characterized by a deep existentialist tone. The poet also doesn’t fail to assert the place of the artist in the society.
“Parliament of Owls heralds the arrival of a new emperor on the African poetry scene…and this emperor, Adipo Sidang’, is hooting the naked truth.” Tony Mochama, a Kenyan award-winning novelist, poet and literary critic says of the book.