Author of the Week — Esther Edoho

Esther Edoho

An interview with author, Esther Edoho. Read our review of Esther’s book, Moonflower here.

LE: Hello, Esther, please tell us a bit about yourself.

Esther: I was born and grew up in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. I went to high school in Port-Harcourt and after, moved to Canada at 17. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management.

LE: Is writing your full time job?

Esther: I am an HR Consultant for e-learning. I design and build online courses. I live in Canada.

LE: When did you start writing and what prompted it?

Esther: Can’t say I remember when I started writing exactly. I used to write short stories when I was much younger and in high school, poetry found me. Writing was my way of processing my feelings as a teenager and over time, it became an important means of self-expression.

LE: Do you have other published titles apart from Moonflower?

Esther: I do not. However I have a blog, which has a lot of my poems.

LE: Why poetry and do you write other genres?

Esther: Poetry has always been the language of my soul. It comes easiest to me. I do not write other genres. I have tried but it hasn’t quite worked out between us lol.

LE: What next after Moonflower?

Esther: I am currently working on the audiobook version of Moonflower.

LE: An audiobook sounds really exciting. Watch Esther perform one of her poems, Love Owes Me One.

LE: What are your hobbies?

Esther: I love listening to podcasts and audiobooks. I also like photography and watching Jenifa’s Diary.

Moonflower is Esther’s debut collection of poems.


Esther is on Twitter and as mentioned above, has a blog.

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.


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