New Release: Back to Nine by Helen Gyigya

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the release of a poetry collection entitled Back to Nine. Authored by Helen Gyigya, Back to Nine addresses a wide range of familial and communal issues, with a humane voice.


Helen Hembadoon Gyigya is a wife, mother and hair stylist with passionate interest in poetry and its writing. A graduate of Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo (Public Administration), Helen is a member of Poets in Nigeria (PIN), Makurdi Connect Centre. Her poems have been published in many online journals like PIN Quarterly Journal, The Pangolin and Ann Arbor Reviews. Back to Nine is her debut poetry collection.


A poetic capture of the vicissitudes of life covering the individual, family and the community at large; the place of mother nature, joyous and sad moments that could lead to depression and death, bemoan of the state of insecurity and rapacious mayhem in Nigeria’s food basket, emotions and anxieties. A personification of triumph, the poet uses her poetry as vehicles of hope and sunshine at the dawn of days. — Eriata Oribhabor (President, Poets in Nigeria)

Back to Nine can be purchased on PIN Online Bookstore for N500.

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