Somebody Give This Heart a Pen: eBook (Reflowable)

By Sophia Thakur

A compelling collection of poems that explores the emotions and experiences of growing up as a mixed-race woman.

From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful new collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss and joy. The collection is arranged as life is: from youth to school, to home life, falling in love and falling straight back out again. The poems draw on the author’s experience as a young mixed-race young woman trying to make sense of a lonely and complicated world. With a strong narrative voice and emotional empathy, this is poetry that will resonate with all young people, whatever their background, and whatever their dreams. As she says, she hopes the poems will help readers "grow through what they go through".

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781406393170
  • Published: 03 Oct 2019
  • Price: £7.99
  • Pages: 112

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Customer reviews


'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

'This is performance poet Thakur's first collection of poems, exploring the themes of identity, relationships and loss. Sometimes raw, often tender and always speaking from the heart.' i newspaper

'Sometimes raw, often tender and always speaking from the heart.' i

'Thakur, for the most part, offers up a turn of phrase that provides us with something new. The final poem… is one that will particularly strike a chord with young artists.' The Irish Times

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