The disappearance of women

An interview with a renown Nigerian poet Titilope Sonuga

"I celebrate women to push back against the narratives that say we should do otherwise. I celebrate women not to hold us up as these long suffering beings with an endless capacity for suffering, but to hold us up as completely human.

There's this expectation particularly in this country for women to carry so much and get so little credit for all of that carrying until we buckle beneath that weight, we lose ourselves, we disappear."

Read the inspirational interview with a prestigious Nigerian poet Titilope Sonuga.


Titilope Sonuga – a noteworthy voice of contemporary Nigerian poetry, a poet and a performer. In May 2015 she became the first poet to partake in the inauguration of the Nigerian president. She is currently in the process of publishing her third poetry collection This Is How We Disappear. The author's audio-album Mother Tongue is available on iTunes. The author alternates between living in Nigeria and Canada. Find out more at titilope.ca

Titilope Sonuga, Open – a meditation and a yielding to poetry and music
Titilope Sonuga, Open – a meditation and a yielding to poetry and music


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