Elizabeth Omolaja: American-based 20-year-old Nigerian poetess writes book on being black

Elizabeth Omolaja: American-based 20-year-old Nigerian poetess writes book on being black

- A 20-year-old Nigerian writer, Elizabeth Omolaja, based in the United States has written a book, Essence on being black

- Omolaja also said getting a publisher to believe in her book was a hard one as she had to seek hard

- The book has been described as one that negotiates racism, identity and the essence of a people

Elizabeth Omolaja, a 20-year-old Nigerian writer, has written a book on what it takes to be black in the US. She was said to have migrated to New Jersey in the US when she was just three.

Her teacher at Greek High School, Karyn, described the girl as a diamond gotten from the rough.

Just like Omolaja, Karyn was also a migrant who came to American two decades ago.

According to BeingNigerian, the teacher said that the girl progressed from when she was under bouts of anxiety.

The young Nigerian writer said that she uses poetry to express her feelings of both her trying and good times.

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Her teacher also spoke about how she saw the young woman recover from her trials into the young lady she has been transformed into.

Elizabeth also spoke about how she wanted to at a time put off the whole book project as a result of how hard it was to get a publisher.

She also had to struggle with being black and see how everything would not overwhelm her. In describing her book, she said that it is about embracing the black skin and the promotion of a people’s essence.

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One amazing story about the teen is that all of the law schools she applied to accepted her. According to Rising Africa, she was homeschooled after her mother withdrew her from public school because she lost trust in the education she was getting.

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