AUTHOR: ADURA OJO
NO. OF PAGES: 26
These spare poems thrust us into self-examination, fellowship, celebration. They are stylistically adventurous. Conscientious and erotic, Adura Ojo’s work attacks whatever threatens full personhood and pleasure… Mania’s charged tonality seethes with defiance. I like this book.
— Uche Nduka, author of Author of ‘Author of Living In Public and Facing You‘
Adura Ojo is a British-Nigerian Poet and Storyteller. She is the author of a full length poetry collection: Life is a woman Breaking Eggs, published in 2014 & a second edition in 2017 by Lafia Publishers. Her work has appeared in a host of journals, magazines and anthologies including Acumen, Anti-Heroin Chic, Paris Lit Up, The Rialto, Stockholm Review of Literature, & Lockdown 2020, among others. A graduate of English Studies & Law, & a former mental health practitioner, she is doing her best to live-write while looking out for chocolate. Adura is currently working on some essays & a memoir.
“Words of Eros collects forty-six unpretentious poems that focus on love and sex in ready apples planted in the middle of thoughts.” – Su’eddie Vershima Agema
“Words of Eros is an erotic collection of poetry that speaks volumes on sensuality and vigorously libidinous passions… Sometimes, it is hard to believe the extent the poet painstakingly went to conceal the lustful images in the poems. He of course, is skillful with words and uses them uprightly to drive his point home.” – Eugene Yakubu
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson is the author of four collections of poetry. He won the 2018 Dusty Manuscript Prize, 2017 ANA Prize for Fiction (first runner-up), Nigerian Writers Award (NWA) for Best Poet in Nigeria and Orange Crush Prize for Poetry (2012). He is a multimedia journalist, youth mentor and publishing entrepreneur. Connect with him on Instagram.