Review of Heartbeat on Authorpedia WRR
"I can boldly say Shoola Oyindamola deserves attention at home in Nigeria as a poet in the Diaspora for her poems do not only constitute some of the unheard voices but truly possess significant insights into realities of our contemporary times as a poet and feminist."
- Tola Ijalusi
Heartbeat is a reflection of the learning that Oyindamola had, at her first encounter of poetry. It is a classical, yet simple collection that highlights, love, war, romance, experience and spirituality from an ingenuous perspective. This ensemble, an intriguing debut, gives expression to the author’s genuine feelings of pain, joy, nostalgia and depression. This collection is also the invention of the author’s vulnerability to topics that concern her gender. She gives hints of feminism but in an inconspicuous way by writing poems about rape, and women’s strength in wearying events like war and in love.