Vision of the Jewel (poetry)
With this book, Nana Aishatu Ahmad makes her debut as one of the first female poets from northern Nigeria to be published in the English language. This collection of poems encapsulates the dawn of a new era for her people in Gombe State, a moment of sudden fulfillment pregnant with promises of a greater future. Her dreams, hopes and fears are conceptualised in straight-shooting, enjoyable style devoid of obtuse abstractions.
“…’Vision’ marks her out as a poet of immense potential.”
– New Nigerian
Nana Aishatu Ahmad is the author of several books, including Voice from the Kitchen, a collection of poems, as well as The Twist, her first published novel. Born in Gombe, she graduated from University of Maiduguri with a degree in English Literature and obtained a M.Ed. (English) from University of Jos. She has taught at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, and Federal College of Education, Gombe. She was the Dean of Faculty of Languages at FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja, prior to her appointment as the Honourable Commissioner of Education in Gombe State. Vision of the Jewel is her first book published.