The Girl and the Goddess (Hardback)
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The Girl and the Goddess (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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Blending mythical landscapes with truths of the heart, The Girl and the Goddess is a sweeping lyrical saga of self-discovery and empowerment.

Let her be a little less human, a little more divine
Give her heart armour so it doesn't break as easily as mine

One girl's wild journey of strength, beauty and growth as she discovers who she really is.

Lyrical wonder, spiritual revelation and revolution meet with epic mythical landscapes in this deeply intimate coming-of-age story, one that teaches us all, no matter how small we feel, to become the masters of our own destiny.

Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition, follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery and realising her adult self.

Nikita Gill's masterful poetry and beautiful illustrations conjure up jasmine-scented voices and smiles inhabited by ancestor's souls, rain dancing in a new city and the painful caverns in our hearts. We are taken on a journey of deity wisdom, fragmented family, and love lost and gained. We see power in belief, healing from trauma and hope after conflict. Undercurrents of the Trimurti - the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer - run deep, as Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment.

Navigating different cultures, religions and identities, The Girl and the Goddess is a mesmerising poetic tale of where we come from, how we grow and how we become who we are.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529104653
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 205 x 135 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of the most exciting young writers working today.' - Stylist

'Nikita Gill's poetry excels in its exploration of womanhood.' - The Independent

'Lyrical superstar.' - Daily Mail

'Empowering poetry that has inspired women worldwide.' - Marie Claire

"Nikita's words are as powerful as they are beautiful. Her poems mix ideas that are both ancient and timeless, and somehow she makes them urgent. Her voice is one of the most compelling, compassionate and creative in contemporary literature. She's the writer we all need to read right now." - Daisy Buchanan

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“Beautiful”

An absolutely beautiful read, set out in verse, it’s very emotive as you read it. The bit about her school days was particularly touching to read, I could completely emphasise (not the same experience for,e but... More

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Niamh

“A powerful must read for poetry fans”

Thank you to Netgalley for providing a free e-arc of this book in
"Survival is ugly. Healing is messy. Self-love is complicated."

I find it difficult just to put into words how brilliant Nikita Gills... More

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“buy it and cherish it”

A wonderful book for women and men alike

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