With these poems, I want to let younger African women know that they do not have to suffer like their mothers and grandmothers did and that they have the right to demand better for themselves, and they have the right to go out there and do better for themselves.
Who will wipe my tears is a short story about a woman who is torn between dealing with domestic violence and her love for the man who carries out the crime. It is an expression of the intense trials and choices many victims of domestic violence have to face.
Through my poems, I hope to embody two messages: firstly, that women are potent in their dual identity that honors traditional stereotypes while embracing modern-day opportunities, and secondly, that Africa will come into its own – an ode to its self-imposed rebirth.
When I write the subject matter is often about the suffering of women as told and experienced by African women. I see first hand the effects of patriarchy in Nigerian society specifically and I like to write about our sufferings.