Before the Butterfly Wakes

Before the Butterfly Wakes

by Ngozi Kemjika


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Before the Butterfly Wakes is a heartfelt collection of Ngozi Kemjika's poetry and prose. Within these pages lies comfort food for the soul that can warm up a broken heart, dispel any insecurities and release all doubts and fears. Coming from a place of raw vulnerability, Kemjika gives context to her own personal narrative: bullying, racism, the fashion industry, depression, and the evolution into empowered self-awareness, utilizing her creative expression as a tool for personal growth. Having shared her story in publications like Teen Vogue, she uses the transformational lessons she has learned on her own journey to adulthood, womanhood and black queendom to remind us that if we just allow ourselves to be ourselves, and celebrate that, we will thrive in our uniqueness. With poems like 'Letter to the Outcast' and the Igbo named 'Imela', her words warm the soul and minds of her readers. Men are also welcome on this journey with the poem 'A black king's muted cry' which speaks of the toxic hyper masculinity society bestows on them and the importance of humanness. Using empowering prose and stunning photomontages, she helps readers navigate their own journey by encouraging self-love, growth, and wholeness along the way. Before the Butterfly Wakes, is the motivational tool you need to step into your purpose and stay true to who you are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538078419
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Spoken Word Artist, Author and Model, Ngozi Kemjika is a woman of many talents with the sole aim of empowering others to become the best version of themselves. She uses her transformational life lessons to teach others about self-love, growth and purpose. With words for moments of life including; darkness and light, love and pain, self-doubt and faith, her words serve as a beautiful reminder of the potent power that lives within us all.

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