PIN CHAPBOOK SERIES 2019-2020
Format: eBook, 27 pages (PDF)
Publisher: Poets in Nigeria (May 10, 2020)
“As a believer of God, I have had many questions about my pre-creation. Since there are little answers about our existence before birth, I succumbed to the vulnerability of the unknown, allowing in-depth wisdom to overwhelm my conscious mind. If I wish another form, or if another was best for me, maybe God would have given.
The big question comes: Why were we born in the area and by the people that birthed us? Who makes these decisions for a child of innocence? Indeed, man is a victim of the unknown, a product of a story untold. It is no point to deny that God puts us where he wants, chooses our parents, tribe, clan, land.
The aim lies with man to find the purpose of his creation in the land he never chose. Indeed, there is a reason for those who seek.”
Amina Ileanaju Ayodeji-Ogundiran
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amina Ayodeji-Ogundiran is a Nigerian-born and raised writer and researcher. She hails from the Igala tribe in Kogi State, and had most of her early childhood education in the Northern parts of Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, a Masters of Human Resource Development from Bowie State University, Maryland, USA, and is in the process of earning her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC, with an anticipated graduation date of 2021.
Her first chapbook, ‘For My Wanderman’ was published by Poets in Nigeria in 2019, as well as a short book, ‘One Thousand Words for Humanity’, which was self-published on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. Her poem ‘Our World’ has also appeared in the Cathexis Northwest Press.