New Poetry Book Chronicles a Mother’s Journey through Loss and Heartbreak

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R.I. Iyemere gives voice to the darkness that seeps out of the heart in times of tragedy and a glimpse of the extraordinary moments of light that enable one to keep going

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R.I. Iyemere has experienced the different seasons of life. In “THE ORDEALS”, she looks back to one of its desolate winters and invites readers to join her on an odyssey deep into her heart and soul. This collection of honest and deeply affecting poems gives voice to the darkness that seeps out of the heart in times of tragedy and a glimpse of the rare yet extraordinary moments of light that enable one to keep going.

On June 11, 2011, Iyemere suffered one of the most devastating blows in her life- the death of her daughter, Ada-Emili Valmori. In her poetry she pours out her grief, despair and anger, yet she also imparts hope, faith and her unwavering love for her beloved child. Iyemere is not afraid to reveal everything and that is what gives her work such emotional depth and firepower. These are poems rooted on reality and the depths of human emotions.

Poignant and emotionally intense, “THE ORDEALS” is at once a poetic narrative chronicling a woman and mother’s journey through loss and heartbreak and a touching testament of the power of hope.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

About the Author
R.I. Iyemere was born in Nigeria on March 1960. Her father died during the Nigerian civil war leaving her mother to care for her and her siblings on her own. Iyemere left school without any higher school certificates but did correspondence courses and attained four GCSEs. She took up law with the Open University but for financial reasons she had to drop out. She learned to write poetry on her own and considers T.S. Elliot, Dylan Thomas and Lord Byron as her favorite poets. She also enjoys reading African women’s poetry.

THE ORDEALS * by R.I. IYEMERE
Poems In Memory of ADA-EMILIA VALMORI
Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 154 pages; 978-1-4797-3276-0
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 154 pages; 978-1-4797-3277-7

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For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

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