An Excerpt from an Upcoming Collection titled Forget It by Oyindamola Shoola
On some days, it wants to prophesy.
On some days, it only wants to sigh.
About Forget It:
Forget It is a collection of poetry and prose poetry about the experience of writing and being a writer. It is confessional, brief, truthful, and grieving.
Forget It will be published on October 15, 2020 and can be downloaded on Oyindamola website – www.shoolaoyin.com/forget-it on that day.
Publisher: WRR - wrr.ng
Author’s Biography: Oyindamola Shoola is a writer, author, and feminist. She is also the Co-founder of SprinNG, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Nigerian writers.
Oyindamola graduated from Bronx Community College in 2017 and the New York University in 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Behavior and Change.
An award-winning leader, writer, and student (of life) - she coaches others to enhance their career development and academic success experiences.
An Advance Review of Forget it:
Writing is a therapy, a solace, the home for our wandering thoughts. In her work of art, Oyindamola shows us this and more.
As she intuits, "Writing doesn't need a voice or crave to be the voice of and for anything...it trespasses without climbing over fences-giving you an invitation into your kind as though you haven't liver enough to know the windows from the doors..."
Each verse of this collection is a journey unto wholeness, a walk with the author into discovery, or not. Any reader should brace up for an exhilarating ride spiced with an array of exciting emotions.
Author, Lagos doesn't sleep.
Stephen Oladayo Oladokun
3/10/2020 10:51:54 am
I can't wait to read complete work of this wonderful pen-lord.
27/10/2020 04:17:53 am
Hmm. I fully anticipate this mind-blowing piece. I'm yet to read this.
27/10/2020 04:50:33 pm
I have read and I read it on my feet. This book is prophecy. A testament to thoughts and experiences. I wanted to scream, I read some lines more than once. I will probably do a blog post ( review) on it, I have so much to say. This book is so timely. There is a poem talking about our generation and it's just so relevant seeing the #endsars protest is led by youths who are tired of the status quo. There is a poem there about God, how we can have varying perspectives on Bible stories, how some of us think God might be flawed too, how we are scared of the audacity of that trend of thought. This book in many ways has proven that I don't need to choose between being an artist and being a child of God, that is not Gods plan.
28/10/2020 05:00:11 pm
Wow ok! Testimony! Let me now download....Oyin is great. I am reading to bee a honey now
30/10/2020 01:35:52 am
I just downloaded it and did a little scanning. And from the few lines I've read, I can't wait to sit back tomorrow and devour it. Oyindamola is a poet I envy. She's got great talent.
31/10/2020 01:55:17 am
Hmm, I can tell this collection would be a special one. poetry gives freedom to communication of thoughts, which is therapeutic just like the advance reviewer mentioned . It doesn't judge your dreadful thoughts, shameful experiences or silly ideas. It accommodates them with open arms. It tells different stories in many ways. It would be a delight to read Shoola's confessional experiences as a writer . Probably then, I would know what it is she is to forget and learn from it. My favourite line is - Only by writing does one who dies, remain immortal
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