This week’s read is from Nigerian poet’s second volume titled, ‘A Woman’s Body is a Country’.
The collection of poems generally interrogates the ramifications of affection. A work of impressive artistry, these are poems of life turned inside out, where time cheats on writers, and the people and things at the brunt end of our oppressive pleasures come back to haunt us.
It is the poetry of the quotidian, a philosophic and profound interrogation of relationships, of words, of bodies and their burdens, of times and time.
It’s written with lots of passion and emotion. It carries with it a lyrical flow that reinvents perspectives. It has an exciting voice which translates everyday phenomena into profound nuggets of experience.
If you are a fan of poetry, then this piece is definitely a must-read.