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reminders

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I’d greatly appreciate it if you could grab a copy or more of my debut poetry collection “paper heart” #paperheartbyboomiebol
Thank you so much ☺️

paper heart early reviews

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the following reviews are honest feedback from the loveliest ladies and a gentleman who read the final manuscript of paper heart weeks/ months ago.
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I have never met any one of them.
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a friend and namesake connected me to one of them in hopes that she would have the time to read the manuscript. Grace responded and within a week shared her reviews.
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M.G.HUGHES is one of my favorite writers and poets. She is a well versed writer in her own rights. I reached out to her quite intimidated I must admit. She was beyond kind and willing to read and offer her honest opinions on paper heart. if sincerely speaking I was nervous about what she would have to say.
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Shayna is a blogger who reviews books on her blog and also writes poetry. I answered the call when she posted on Facebook about offering her free services. she offered to look at my manuscript. unfortunately she is currently not on social media but I got her initial feedback. I hope she will be back soon for the full blog post.
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Jordan volunteered after I reached out on a poetry group looking for early readers. despite his busy schedule he came up with his review and feedback.
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all I asked from these people was the same to kindly read paper heart and give me their honest feedback.
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I am ever grateful to them for taking time out of their busy lives to honor my requests. And to crown their kindness with good drippings they genuinely had good things to say about paper heart. I am truly grateful. humbled. honored.
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I hope you all will give me the same shot. grab a copy. read and please leave your honest reviews.
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Grace. Michelle. Shayna. Jordan. my heart thanks you.
#paperheartbyboomiebol available on all Amazon sites 10/27/20

the rhythm

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page 6 from my upcoming debut poetry collection “paper heart” available on Amazon 10/27/20. #paperheartbyboomiebol

paper heart book trailer

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in researching for this video there was no limit to the number of black women across the globe I could have featured.
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from mothers tending to their soft sweet skinned babies. to the warrior Ms Robin Roberts to the Oprah Winfrey.
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Ms Angela Davis.
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the phenomenon of Nigeria’s recent times DJ Switch.
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to a prophet in my humble opinion. one of the foremost modern day literary voices to come out of Nigeria Ijeoma Umebinyuo.
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Africa’s very own climate change champion and advocate Vanessa Nakate.
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Ilhan Omar. Condelezza Rice. Dame Graça Machel.
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contemporary christian and gospel artists Mandisa. Jamie Grace. Tasha Cobbs.
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Mary J Blige. Emeli Sandé. Janelle Monáe. Jasmine Mans. Nayyirah Waheed.
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Margaret Busby. Arlan Hamilton. Jemele Hill. Mellody Hobson. Tara Durotoye.
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the legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Ms. Sade Adu.
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Sybrina Fulton… all the mothers (women)who have lost their children (loved ones) to senseless violence yet have found grit to persist into purpose…
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I could go on and on to… everyday black women like you and me doing our things with our names but no “fame”

this is for us…
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What a time to be a woman. A Black Woman. Despite it all.
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recited poem- page 11 from my upcoming debut poetry collection “paper heart”

10/21/20. 12:35am
(c)Boomie Bol2020

video: @tblacq

we can pull hope

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sending love and light to the spaces where it feels overwhelmingly dark.
I take solace in hope. it’s audacious stance even when nothing makes sense but the breath in and out of our lungs… life itself gifts us this audacity… to hope against all treacherous odds…
And while it might seem truly dark right now…the sun is shining some place and this is lining of hope that it will rise and shine again amongst us.

we can pull hope

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sending love and light to the spaces where it feels overwhelmingly dark.
I take solace in hope. it’s audacious stance even when nothing makes sense but the breath in and out of our lungs… life itself gifts us this audacity… to hope against all treacherous odds…
And while it might seem truly dark right now…the sun is shining some place and this is lining of hope that it will rise and shine again amongst us.

thoughts…

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I had great plans this week. as did so many of us.

some of mine included a week long agenda with daily campaign and updates about my upcoming debut poetry collection “paper heart”

I had a schedule for everything. almost down to the T. yesterday I would have announced a giveaway that would run through Sunday.

I was going to post my newly acquired books and current read today. however the events that happened in my home country of Nigeria changed things and I had to stop… maybe pause…

yesterday I contemplated what to do about 10/27/20. I do not want to be insensitive in the least bit to the monstrous pains that my people have been dealt simply for peacefully asking for good governance. simply for existing. adding insults to the brutality. the lies and deafening silence from the government.

yet I knew 10/27 had a personal significance for me. I have shared the decisions that led to this date.

after thinking. trying to pray but mostly talking quietly within my spirit. seeking counsel. I still have knots in my stomach about what is truly best however I know I must proceed.

I am every bit with all Nigerians during these times and Lord willing will continue to offer my support as best as I am able.

starting today, I will be back to promoting #paperheartbyboomiebol as we are now in official countdown mode.

as I ask for your generous support of this long labor of love. May I ask that you lift Nigerians. Africans up in prayers. positive energies and lights. we need to be lifted. we need change and justice. swift change and justice.

there are calls for petitions. and various channels of support. please kindly engage in one. (I will put some up on my stories)

together we can be the generation that built a better world.

as always thank you 😊

10/22/20. 5:00am

Boomie Bol2020

prayers

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🙏🏾

10-20-20!!!

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today after weeks of peaceful protests against police brutality across Nigeria.
the government had strategically deployed thugs to infiltrate the protests thus causing destruction and havoc in some areas over the past few days.
despite this the protesters stayed true to the mission and continued peacefully despite force and even killings by the police.
today however things took a tragic turn.
the Lagos state governor Jide Sanwoolu imposed a last minute state wide curfew giving protesters 4 hours to get off the streets…
unbeknownst to the protesters who stayed peacefully and unarmed. heavily armed military personnel had been dispatched to the most peaceful part of the protest. Lekki Toll bridge. electricity was turned off and CCTVs uninstalled.
the protesters were singing the Nigerian national anthem when the soldiers began shooting indiscriminately at them.
as best as I know hundreds have been injured. few confirmed dead.
no one deserves to be treated like this.
especially not at the hands of “a democratically elected government”
we have always known the Nigerian government from the president Buhari to the least in power for who they are.
today 10-20-20 each and every member of the Nigerian government confirmed it with the world as the witness.


#endsars

10-20-20!!!

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today after weeks of peaceful protests against police brutality across Nigeria.
the government had strategically deployed thugs to infiltrate the protests thus causing destruction and havoc in some areas over the past few days.
despite this the protesters stayed true to the mission and continued peacefully despite force and even killings by the police.
today however things took a tragic turn.
the Lagos state governor Jide Sanwoolu imposed a last minute state wide curfew giving protesters 4 hours to get off the streets…
unbeknownst to the protesters who stayed peacefully and unarmed. heavily armed military personnel had been dispatched to the most peaceful part of the protest. Lekki Toll bridge. electricity was turned off and CCTVs uninstalled.
the protesters were singing the Nigerian national anthem when the soldiers began shooting indiscriminately at them.
as best as I know hundreds have been injured. few confirmed dead.
no one deserves to be treated like this.
especially not at the hands of “a democratically elected government”
we have always known the Nigerian government from the president Buhari to the least in power for who they are.
today 10-20-20 each and every member of the Nigerian government confirmed it with the world as the witness.


#endsars