First Thirty is a raw, sensual and uncensored collection of poetry about love and lust, pain and abuse, womanhood, divorce, searching and rediscovery. It brings to light a lot of issues that are blanketed in the African society. It is a peek into the beautiful recital of a woman’s internal dialogue and memories about the joys and struggles through her different phases in life. The anthology splits these phases in five, namely Her Pain, Her Lust, Her Wander, Her Truth and Her Strengths. It also touches on the tragedy of the woman personas’ experience in a patriarchal system on top of being part of the black minority as she seeks to redefine her worth. The woman persona also talks of her ambitions and desires as she chases after her dreams. It is a book about triumph and gratitude for those who see her through during trying times and love her regardless of what she has been through. It is also a book about freedom from judgment from our untold truths and shame. The book showcases stunning illustrations to compliment the poetry.