Life is Sad and Beautiful (Hardback)Hussain Manawer (author)
The debut collection from the poet and mental health campaigner channels Manawer's grief at the loss of his mother into a heartbreaking and lyrical volume that consoles as much as it challenges.
'Depression became such a part of my life; it was embedded in me as a person. I felt as if it was written in bold, yet invisible across my face. It sat within the sympathetic eyes that looked at me from the ones who loved me. It hovered around my spirit, shook parts of my soul and dragged me through episodes of my years. But somehow, through poetry, I found a way out. I was able to make sense of it all. The cultural identity crisis, the depth of grief, the power of loss, the effect of mental health and societal stigma, I was able to identify all of life's most powerful heartbreaks and 'red flag' their relationships and connections with depression. I then hovered over them with a magnifying glass, which in this case was my pen, and began deciphering, analysing, breaking down every little thing that was affecting me and the way I feel. And now I share all I have found with you...'
Tagged 'The Original Mummy's Boy', Hussain derives much of his inspiration from his own experiences and intense grief at the sudden loss of his mother. His debut poetry collection is broken into 5 parts and will invite readers on his journey through depression, grief... and out the other side to a better place.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 218 x 136 x 28 mm
It's powerful stuff, piercing the heart of what it means to experience grief, articulating the most confusing parts of the fog. -- I-D
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