Sunday, March 6, 2011

God, I want my baby! - Lily Olushola (Guest Author)

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During my trip to Nigeria, I met this lovely lady who is also a writer and who just had her first book published. Her name is Lily Olushola and her book is an inspirational little book for those waiting on God for children and those who love and support them.

I finished the book in about an hour and half and it was really very informative. God, I want my baby! is a source of hope and encouragement for those who wait. It is written in a conversational manner and uses short stories, poetry and guest articles to pass its message. It will definitely encourage women who are waiting, especially those who are Christian, whether they're waiting by faith, or have given medical science a chance. Lily in the book goes on to adopt a daughter but the prayer is that all women experience that joy of having their own children.

1. Whats the book about? - its about my eight year journey waiting for a baby. I began writing it sometime in 2005 (while i was still waiting) just to share my thoughts and experiences with the hope of encourging others who were walking the same path as I discovered the strenght in shared experiences. Though i planned to publish back then as a book from a woman who was still trusting God for a baby, for some reason, I never closed on it and interesting things happened subsequently ( the adoption of our daughter and the subsequent birth of our son). I then decided to write about that in the books conclusion. There's more details on my website.

2. The Printing Journey - this was extremely tough. printing in Nigeria is an ordeal apparently. i have a thousand wasted copies in my backyard as the printing was so poorly done that i couldnt accept it and we had to start all over. reading is a visual experience and as much as one strives for content, i think its important that a book is presentable and friendly for the reader.

God I want my baby is also available at

AuthorHouse - Buy online

Laterna ventures, 13 oko awo str off adetokunbo ademola. Victoria island

Hub Media Store, The Palms Shopping Mall Lekki

Silverbird gallery. 133 ahmadu bello way , victoria island

Terra kulture, Tiamuyu savage street victoria island

The book can be self delivered by calling +234 807 924 4210

Some of the book reviews are as follows...

"Simply and beautifully written. What moved me the most about this book is its honesty. It made me cry and laugh at the same time and reminded me of my own struggles which interestingly, had nothing to do with childbirth" - Sope Williams - Elegbe, Lecturer in Law, University of Nottingham.

"A fantastive book emotive and very enjoyable read" - Busola Solanke, Consultant.

"This book does more than highlight the trials of waiting so long for something you so earnestly want; it is a tender depiction of the wisdom of God." - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Author, I do not come to you by chance.

“An incredibly well written book. The style is creative and engaging and the narrative is very alive. That the story ends so gloriously will help many through the near despair of waiting” - Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, S.A.N
Pastor and former Lagos state Attorney General and commissioner for Justice

“I love the interplay of "autobiography", poetry and verse. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the content is suitable for just about anyone in need of encouragement … I'm glad the experience produced this wonderful book.” - ‘Subomi Plumptre, Brand Consultant and Author, No Bullsh*t


  1. Any chance of getting it outside Naija? And around how much does it sell for in Naija? sounds like something I would want to read. And MYne, thanks for that book. I am still sip-reading it...:)

  2. I like the central theme of this book and i can think of family to give it to. But its such a sensitive topic too, that you don't want to end up causing pain instead of comfort. What do you think Myne?

  3. Your book sounds wonderful, Naija. I wish you success with it. :-)

  4. From what I just read, I believe the book is a must read!

    PS: The new template is cooooool!

  5. Wow, one can never over-emphasize the need for encouragement for those trusting God for a child...and coming from someone who has walked the path, I can imagine how profound the lessons would be, Thanks Lily and Myne

  6. The book sounds like an interesting one, I would love to read it.

  7. Great. Sounds like an interesting read. Good luck. Myne, well done for showcasing writers like this!



  8. Thanks for all the comments.

    @Ginger, I totally agree with you. You have to be sure of the people you want to give it to. Honestly I also debated about hosting the book, I know some people will already be adding dots, lol...

  9. Sounds like an amazing encouraging book. :)

  10. Infertility, recurrent miscarriages, childlessness are extremely painful issues for any woman who wants to be a mother.
    Moreso, for an African woman - as African culture generally defines women by their ability to marry and reproduce.
    I take my hat off to Lily - for writing such a brave book.
    If this book brings comfort to just one woman - It is a blessing!
    Well done, Lily!

  11. What an incredible book...ur story is so touching. Thanks for being brave enough to write about it. I greatly appreciate your courage to write about your experience.

  12. very nice story, i hope u have success with the book, am especially in love with this book cos it showcase my belief which is that Nigerians need to adopt more

  13. I totally agree with you Chizy-K. Most times, it is such a hush-hush affair.

  14. This is such a sensitive topic to write about. Adoption is even more delicate in this parts

  15. Sounds interesting. Would def love to read it.


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