Poets in Nigeria (PIN) will publish six titles in the second edition of the PIN Chapbook Series initiated in 2018 to engage the upsurge of interest for poetry writing and reading amongst the younger generation.
Slated for release on Sunday 10th of May, 2020, the poetry chapbooks address a wide range of themes including identity, self-discovery, self-healing, love, patriotism and personal growth.
The selected titles are as follows:
- ODD THINGS – Adediran Adetutu
- SMOKE IS JUST A FANCY WORD FOR BURNING – Chibueze Obunadike
- WHITE LAVENDER – Sandra Achebe
- GOD MADE US NIGER-AREANS – Amina Ileanaju Ayodeji-Ogundiran
- THE BOOK OF CORONACH – Christopher I. Ogwuche
- TOBÉ – Tochukwu Precious Eze
The poets were selected having affirmed their substantive writing talent and the relevance of their messages.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Adediran Adetutu is a student of Ladoke Akintola University where she majors in Pure and Applied Chemistry. She’s keen on photography and writing, with a preference for poetry and Prose. Asides being a student, she’s a textile artist with a specialization in batik. She’s also a member of Friends in Poetry, an organization that mentors poets and furthers poetry interests. She resides in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Chibueze Obunadike is a young Nigerian writer and poet whose work seeks to investigate self and the fragile nature of human identity amongst other things. His poems are published in the Best “New” African Poets 2018 Anthology and were shortlisted for the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Writing Contest. He was also a joint-first recipient of The Singing Bullet 2019 scholarship award. He spends his time watching old cartoons and listening to new music. He currently resides in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Christopher Ogwuche is a young beautiful Nigerian poet and writer with dark lovely hair. He is a bit of an eccentric who loves watching cartoons and movies. He spends his time growing in a world as fascinating and as frightening as this. He is the author of Lost Stories, an unpublished chapbook. He is one purely driven by self-enthusiasm, laughter and sorrow. He loves travelling and spends his nights taking long walks. Christopher is a student of the Department of History and International Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Tochukwu Precious Eze is currently a final year student of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His love for literature and art began as soon as he learnt to read. He has published a few articles, poems and short stories in different magazines and anthologies. He hails from Amachalla in Igbo-Eze North LGA, Enugu state, Nigeria.
Sandra Achebe is a writer, poet, resource speaker, educationist and Executive Director Socoas Nigeria Limited. A graduate of English language & Literature Nnamdi Azikiwe University, she equally holds a Master’s Degree in English Language from the University of Lagos. She currently works with Pampers Private School Lekki where she builds learners’ mastery of English language and Creative Writing.
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.
Maiden titles of the PIN Chapbook Series are available for free download here.
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
Curator, PIN Chapbook Series