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About Peter Okonkwo
Peter Okonkwo is a Nigerian writer, fatalist, editor, literary critic, soon–to–be–novelist of Etean’s Destiny, and a certified orator from the Friendship Leadership Institute of Nigeria.
He is the author of six poetry collections: Ecstasy of the Dead; Fate, In the Dungeon of Doom; Whose Fault, Kismet or Impediment? and Escape from the Unseen Dungeons book series, (A Cry for Mercy, How the Demons Leave, and I Saw the Light)
Peter is gifted with the aptitude to explore and demystify certain difficult life issues through his thought–provoking, raw–arresting transcendent poetry. His works has been featured in notable literary magazines and newspaper, including the Australian Plumwood Mountain Journal. Peter is the host of the P. English Literature YouTube channel, where he reviews books and conduct interviews with authors around the world.
Titles By Peter Okonkwo
A CRY FOR MERCY, the first volume of Escape from the Unseen Dungeons is a spiritual book of poetry that touches on the philosophic and spirituality of human experiences, the book is written from the perception of a narrator whose spirit being has experienced horrific spiritual bondage, telling the tale of how it negatively influenced his physical life. The narrator starts our poetic journey in A CRY FOR MERCY by pleading for compassion, and divine intervention about his soul-destroying experiences in the invisible dungeons, he talked about his obstacles, heartaches, vile nature, pains, at some point, he questioned his fate – asking if he truly have a purpose on Earth, or he is a forgotten being. The narrator expressed words of hopelessness, and tries to lay blame, his tears in the dungeons were heartfelt, uncomfortable, and dreadful.
The narrator pleads for forgiveness, as he desperately yearns for freedom from the unseen powers that held him down in captive. He wrestled with the invisible forces of darkness, of his flesh, stagnation, indiscernible enemies, obstacles, and many more, at some point, these forces nearly overcame him, and put him to death in the dungeon.
This spiritual book of poetry is written in three distinct volumes, A CRY FOR MERCY, HOW THE DEMONS LEAVE, and I SAW THE LIGHT with each section touching deeply into matters that address human conditions, and other divine subjects, this book can be considered as a resource for the thoughtful examination of Lamentations and Spiritual Obstacles in Life. It tells the story of captivity, unbeknownst bondage, and slavery. You will find ghastly dirges to the many incomprehensible things that tie a man down.
The Epicureans, on the other hand, challenged the Stoic beliefs by denying the existence of this divine fate. They believed that a human's actions were voluntary so long as they were rational.
Fate, In the Dungeon of Doom, is a contemplative literary work on the kismet of the human person. It is a sort of an entreaty of a traumatized lad who has been thrust to throes in the underground prison of doom. It explains some sort of unknown facts about the orlay of a man, it answers the many chronic questions of the reality of a man's fate, with ideas susceptible to debate - if a man knows his destiny? - If fate itself is a stringent or a lenient spirit? - if fate's visitation would change the lifestyle of a man or cause him to die suddenly? - and how fate relates itself to the lifetime of a man.
This book is made up of three sections: The Poems of Fate, The narrative and tragedic poems of Kwame, and other breathtaking poems.
This collection has an intuitional interpretation of what a man's fate exhibit amidst impediments, endurance, abnegation, innocence, and most importantly, doom. It is a fatalistic poetry collection.
In his new collection of poems titled Fate, in the Dungeon of Doom, Peter Okonkwo oscillates between inspirational hope and clinical despondency, as he attempts to determine the nature of Fate, alternately referred to as kismet and destiny, and its function in a man's lives.
Okonkwo in one instance consoles Fate as a partner to help us along life’s journey, and in another instance, spurns him as a cruel trickster. Peter explains and asked gnarly questions on the true identity of a man's fate. Is kismet a place of our making or a destination? The author presents fate as both a treasure to be attained and a curse that will destroy all.
All this might tempt one to question Peter's sanity or at least his ability to illustrate the nature of a man's fate. But that would be missing the point…that within these pages, he is offering a sample of his pondering, inviting us to take a plunge into the ocean depths of his heart concerning a subject matter as evocative as that of the existence of God himself.
Kevin M. Kraft (Author of the DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER book series, MOMO)
Taking the themes and concepts he explored in his previous work, Ecstasy of the Dead, author Peter Okonkwo delivers another thoughtful, contemplative, and insightful collection of poetry and narrative verses. In many ways, Fate, in the Dungeon of Doom feels like a continuation of the author’s earlier anthology, developing the narrative of Kwame’s plight, and continuing his examination of a vast variety of ideas and issues through his raw, arresting writing.
All at once, this anthology manages to be intellectually engaging, emotionally affecting, and sincerely thought-provoking. If you appreciate works that stimulate the mind and leave you mulling them over long after you’ve finished reading, you'll be sure to find enjoyment in this book. Much like his debut, Fate, in the Dungeon of Doom opens discussion on matters of the human psyche and the nature of Man’s spirituality through the author’s powerful words.
Okonkwo is a smart and highly skilled young writer with a bright future ahead of him, and these two collections certainly illustrate his potential within this field.
It is a known fact that every human being has experienced obstacles in one or many areas of their lives, but might lack certain foresight to discern the mission or reason of this unseen force that leaves them in a state of retardation and, or emotional malady. These in turn birth some queries: What role has obstacle come to play in the life of a man? Who should be blamed when a man languishes in abject obstacles? Is it the making of fate itself, or God authentically made it so? Or the victim needs to wrestle with the invisible force of impediment?
Although an attempt to demystify the relationship between human fate and obstacle would result in some philosophical debate and inspection, which might often leave a man's palm on his chin as he endlessly searches for wisdom or might, goes beyond his intellectual resolution, thus, in certain proposition, offend God, and or might be foolish.
Whose Fault, Kismet or Impediment? is a pathos, highly introspective, lamenting, and pensive poetic examination of the realness of the human destiny amidst obstacles. It delves into the pain of a miserable narrator, who yearns with an agony that arouses empathy, as he attempts to lay blame by his unruly, difficult, and disturbing questions; with qualities capable of offering relief to the dejected souls, and hope to those who have languished in what may be called ‘severe obstacles.’
This book offers a tenet of optimism, perceived breakthrough to those who might have experienced stagnation, rejection, countless failures, and have probably question the actuality of their destinies in varied circumstances. You may cry, or get to the verge of tears, but definitely, no regrets
PRAISE FOR WHOSE FAULT, KISMET OR IMPEDIMENT?
Peter Okonkwo’s work and philosophical approach serve to invoke questions of purpose, truth, finding deeper meanings of life and existence that will leave his readers with questions within themselves and a shift in perception of how they address their own obstacles and challenges. I believe knowledge is the key to uncovering truths and Whose Fault, Kismet or Impediment, will not disappoint those who seek it.
(Award-winning writer, Author and Filmmaker)
…Peter Okonkwo’s writings gave voice to my fears and thoughts. He’s pleads questioned God, like mine has but secretly, from fear of upsetting God. He reintroduces me to the God that reasons, and I was rendered captive like a deer caught in headlights. This young author’s fearless poetic colloquia form is so raw, thought–provoking, and inspirational on the realist plane of reality! I’m so intrigued by Peter Okonkwo’s wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of life, at such an early age. I cannot wait to see how far his intellect wisdom and professionalism will take him once fine–tuned by life, which I know, is going to be super extraordinary
(Author of Transparent Moments)
…Okonkwo is more intent on asking questions than answering them; allowing inquisitiveness to linger long after the last lines has been read. It’s a fitting approach, as curiosity is essential to our very lifeblood—and, as the book posits, the things we seek, and ultimately find, often depend on our own unique experiences and perspective.
Peter Okonkwo is a fast-paced, vast writer, poet, social commentator, and an advocate of good governance. He writes on diverse topics but aspectual in issues dealing with emotional maladies; its support, incentive, and how-to-regain confidence after gloomy days. His works are rich in cognizant daily realities, as it focuses on the readers' psyche and drawstrings the issues affecting humanity. His objectivism and unbiased lenses in painting emotional support for the bleak soul(s) are unusual.
Jiya Sunday Ezekiel
Ink solidifies our words and voices, assuring a listening ear somewhere in the world. So when you are chanced enough to meet a beautiful mind filled with life-changing literary works, take your time to savor it. Peter Okonkwo, is an intriguing author who has shared wonderful poems, articles, and stories feeding us into the reality of a culture often overlooked. Ecstasy of the dead is a must-read for all those opening enough to experience variety of emotional rides and spin in every aspect of life. You are assured to laugh, smile and perhaps get to the verge of tears, but definitely no regrets.
Life is all about understanding the philosophical stance of the world we live in, the pros and cons, and understanding how to maneuver our life around it. Every day, humans tend to face different challenges and experience a whole lot of striking situations. The American mentality as the saying goes is made up of "Culture, life, and experience." Peter Okonkwo, a rare gem, gifted with the talent to illustrate life's issues. His ardor for writing is undoubtedly quite remarkable as he touches everyone with his poetry. I sometimes think to myself that this poetic work should be acknowledged all over the world. I recommend this artistic piece to be read for an exposition to the vital issues of life, to be meditated on for inspiration directed towards living life positively, and to be acted upon to impact the world around us.
Agesin Oluwatosin John
Peter Okonkwo, has with his writings, helped the downtrodden ones. He articulates distinctively on life’s rigorous subject matters. He is a poet passionate about impacting people through his works.
Prince AB Newland