I Know Why Your Mother Cries

Genre: Poetry


There’s something here for everyone. Some poems in this collection are humorous and contemporary, dealing with everyday human experience; others deal with deeper stuff, setting out and transcending the nuances of memory, feminism, motherhood, body-narratives, longing, and identity. Some poems rail about poverty, corruption, hypocrisy, injustice, and social issues, expressing the poet’s deep revolutionary concern. I Know Why Your Mother Cries is an interesting new collection by an important poet.

About the Author

Kehinde Badiru is a Nigerian writer, poet, editor, and illustrator. He was born in Lagos and grew up in Lagos and Ibadan. He holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor’s degree in English & International Studies from Osun State University. Kehinde’s work has been published widely online and in print. He works as a freelance editor, book/cover designer, content creator, and writing instructor, collaboratively teaching Creative Writing to young students through WriteNow, a creative writing-centred non-profit he founded in 2017. Kehinde enjoys soul, ambient, and smooth jazz music. He is considered a forerunner of digital poetry in Nigeria and is noted for his great love of urban radio, and jazz. Currently, Kehinde is completing a collection of short stories.
I Know Why Your Mother Cries is his debut poetry collection
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