To Bee A Honey
Title: To Bee A Honey
Author: Oyindamola Shoola
Category: Poetry
Language: English
Price: ₦ 750
No. of Words: 14900
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  • Poetry
  • fiction
  • literature
  • women authors
  • poetry by women
  • feminism
  • women empowerment
  • love
  • race
  • religion
  • relationships
  • healing
  • Beauty
  • womanhood
  • gender equality
  • african poetry

The constituents of Oyindamola s reality as a young black female immigrant, have caused an explosion of feminist awakening in Oyin's heart and her readers are the lucky spectators who get to watch her bedazzle us with To Bee a Honey: a scintillating work of art. Throughout the work, we see influences of other powerful women of color such as Warsan Shire, Rupi Kaur, and Maya Angelou, albeit not with the author's intention. We encounter a poet who does not only revel in the new-found confidence of her scribbling but also in the lush glow of her womanhood. What immediately strikes one upon perusing this work is its aesthetic beauty. This is not limited to the arresting visual images drawn up on the pages but also the arrangement of the lines; with carefully-planned alignments birthing creatively-shaped poems. A perfect example is a poem in this collection titled The pression, which relies more on the manner of presentation of the words to relay the message, than the actual self-contained meanings of the words themselves. The poems in To Bee a Honey are unlike what is found in many other poetry collections. They are drawings along the lines of the reader's consciousness. At the risk of being accused of over-proclamation, I dare say, To Bee a Honey is a welcome to the future of twenty-first century African poetry. (Description written by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola)
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  • user20482 Finesse This book tastes like honey. You won't regret reading, I promise you!

    Reply Nov 23, 2017 6:07:20 PM
  • ria_revolution Powerful and Realistic Every single poem was worth the read!The message in every poem is realistic!To Bee a Honey is a must have in every library!!!!

    Reply Sep 23, 2017 12:58:59 AM
  • Aswagaawy Aesthetic I thought I'll just skip through, but the sweetness of the lines that pierces one's heart, for tears and cheers, gave me a seat for a pleasurable surf. Thumbs Up to the author!!!

    Reply Aug 26, 2017 2:17:19 PM
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    Reply Aug 24, 2017 12:40:00 AM
  • LanreWrites To Bee a Honey This is the emancipation of all things woman and for men who feel without fear. The book has something to offer anyone bold enough to step into themselves, for we are the most complicated poems written by our ways. Well done!

    Reply Aug 21, 2017 2:29:58 PM