Newcastle Publishing Imprint Secures the European Rights to Jide Badmus’s Collection of Poems – “What Do I Call My Love For Your Body”

The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd. committed to publishing outstanding books written by Black Authors has signed prolific Nigerian Poet, essayist, and storyteller, Jide Badmus, on a year 5 book deal for his forthcoming collection of poems, with an option to renew for another five years.

The Newcastle based publishing imprint has secured the European rights to Jide Badmus’s collection titled, “What Do I Call My Love For Your Body”.

The bard is renowned for outstanding poetry collections like, “There is a Storm in my Head” “Scripture” “Paradox of Little Fires” “Öbaluaye” and several poetry chapbooks.

Jide Said, “It’s an honour to be the newest member of this great family. I’m always eager to share my art with the world and having such a wonderful platform as this to reach out to more people is an opportunity I cherish.”

Continuing, “What Do I Call My Love For Your Body is a collection of intimate poems carefully curated for poetry lovers and enthusiasts. I am excited this beautiful offering is coming to you on the altar of The Roaring Lion Newcastle. I look forward to a fulfilling working experience with this distinguished team.”

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi publisher at The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd, comments, Jide is one of the leading poets on the African Continent and we are delighted to bring his latest work to the European market and showcase this literary genius to our teeming audience.

We pride ourselves on publishing some of the best Black Writers around, and we are excited to have one of the leading voices on the African Poetry Space onboard.


Jide Badmus is an engineer, a poet inspired by beauty and destruction; he believes that things in ruins were once beautiful.

He is the author of There is a Storm in my Head; Scripture; Paper Planes in the Rain; Paradox of Little Fires; Silk Psalms; and Anatomy of the Sun (and everything beneath); Lust Alphabets; and Obaluaye. He has a Pushcart Prize nomination.

Badmus has curated and edited several anthologies, such as Vowels Under Duress; Coffee; Today, I Choose Joy; and How to Fall in Love.

He is the founder of INKspiredNG, Poetry Editor for Con-scio Magazine, and sits on the board of advisors for Libretto Magazine.

Jide writes from Lagos, Nigeria. He tweets @bardmus

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