“The poetic eloquence and social tenor, the intimate tone and tender rhythm make Wanderer Cantos a significant booster to a Rajian aesthetics long marked by heightened sensitivity to the contradictions of life. As in his earlier collections, Wanderer Cantos marries the public and the private in measured craft that renders poetry more human than we ever thought.” —Emman Egya Sule, author of What the Sea Told Me, 2009 winner of ANA/Gabriel Okara Prize. *** “A wag once wrote that “when you leave home, home leaves you”. Remi Raji debunks that because, like the tortoise and its shell, the farther our poet sojourns, the closer he is bound to the land of his birth. The poems in this collection are jeremiads for a benighted nation and incantations of hope for a new dawn. These are personal testaments garbed in the language of the griot and the poet's word-play is often devastating.” —Toni Kan, author of Songs of Absence and Despair, 2009; and The Carnivorous City, 2016.