An author interview with Nigerian author, Esther Edoho.
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, piecesofaugust.com 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.
Read our review of Moonflower here.
This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
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