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Somebody Give This Heart a Pen (Paperback)Sophia Thakur (author)
One of the finest performance poets out there finally gets into print with this powerhouse debut collection. Raw, honest and emotionally naked yet equally lyrical and poised, Somebody Give This Heart a Pen deftly captures modern life and its attendant issues of identity and belonging with wit and fire.
Longlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021
'An amazingly talented spoken word artist' - MTV
From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful first collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, faith, relationships, fear, loss and joy. Intricate, evocative and dazzling - these are poems that explore the experiences that connect people; they encourage readers to look within and explore the tendencies of the heart.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 109 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
'Sophia Thakur is one of the most brilliant and necessary voices from the UK. The power of her words will affect generations.' - Angie Thomas
'Uplifting, brave and quietly devastating, Sophia Thakur's new collection of poetry is so resonant - whatever your age, background or experiences - she touches on the universal experiences we all know...Give your heart this book.' - Stylist
'It's a real pleasure to find this empathic and empowering contemporary collection by Sophia Thakur. A powerful and relatable read.' - Book Trust
'Combine the soulful vibe of Jorja Smith and R.h Sin's ability to mind read and you have Sophia Thakur's intimate and soulful collection.' - @frizzythereader
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I would very happily read more from this lady!
“Brilliant poetry for all ages”
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a reading copy of this book to review.
The poems in this collection were profound and reflected on all aspects of life. I enjoyed some more than others, but overall... More
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