Title: GOD’S WAY OF STAYING BEAUTIFUL
Author: ADENIRAN JOSEPH
No. of Pages: 23
As the poems in this chapbook will try to show, loving unconditionally is God’s way of staying beautiful. So, as you read the poems, do so with an open mind and a heart willing to fill up the love spaces left undefined.
— Adeniran Joseph
ADENIRAN JOSEPH is a poet and final year student of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. He hails from Oyo, Ibadan, Nigeria. Joseph literary accolades include Top 100 of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2018 for his poem ‘Home in Bottles of Fear’, shortlist of the Christopher Okigbo Students Poetry Prize 2018 for his poem ‘Songs of Dark Rooms’ and Top 100 of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2019 for his poem ‘Door’.
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Reading God’s Way of Staying Beautiful is like relearning the definition of love, beyond the optics of a broken lens made more shattered by the frenzy of a world drenched in the momentarity of social media cycle of validation and canceling. The author creates a collage of losses, scars and griefs, flips them into a consciousness of agape, a love that defies the storms life always throws at us. Without undue imposition of the spiritual or religious, this beautiful collection is an inquisition into the existential and essentialist, the very core of our humanity, devoid of the vanity of cosmetics and embellishments. A great read!