‘There is a Lunatic in every town‘ is a collection of poems by one off Abuja’s most respected performance poets, Bash S. Amuneni. An avid lover and promoter of the arts, Bash has a worked tirelessly to express his views on humanity, the everchanging sociopolitical climate of his country Nigeria and love, in his book which is sectioned into three parts, Resonance, Intimacy and The Human Condition
His style is tempered with a subtle directness that amuses you yet brings you to terms with an undeniable reality through words.
His use of both English, coloured with native terms brings his work closer to home and exports his culture beyond borders.
Bash S. Amuneni has a degree in Architecture. He is an Essayist, Performance Poet and has 8 years’ experience as a Banker in a top Nigerian Bank. His first spoken word poetry album – “Freedom”, was launched in September, 2015. The body of work is laced in love, intimacy and folklore.
Bash is a TEDx speaker and has performed poetry at various platforms around the Country- from the Nigerian Youth Summit, 2016, at “Bring Back Our Girls” (BBOG) campaigns in Abuja and the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2016. His poems have been published in some National Dailies and International Magazines. He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society, Abuja Writers Forum, Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja and one of the figures behind the Open Mic Movement- Freedom Hall Nigeria, which supports alternative music and poetry. He love to draw and paint in his free time.
‘There is a Lunatic in every town’ is set to be launched on 26th March, 2017 at the Raw Materials Research and Development Center, Aguiyi Ironsi, beside NCC, Maitama by 3pm.
Entrance is free and the book, album and merchandise will be available for sale at the venue.